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On the Sacramento River, a steamboat blows a boiler and more than fifty people are killed

Steamboat explodes, March 6, 1860, detail
10/12/1865
The Yosemite was a large paddlesteamer operating for the California Steam Navigation Company in northern California.  She had just sailed in the early evening from the Sacramenta River landing at Rio Vista when a boiler exploded. Destruction was heavy and up to fifty people were killed, including many cabin passengers and Chinese workers travelling on deck. A repaired Yosemite served many more years in California waters.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"From the Pacific Coast," Chicago Tribune, November 8, 1865, p. 2. 

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