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In another disaster, the steamboat "Missouri" explodes on the Ohio River and more than a hundred die

Explosion of the "Isaac Newton," Hudson River, New York, December 5, 1863, British artist's impression
In the second such disaster on American waterways in three days, the steamboat Missouri exploded just after two in the morning on the Ohio River, near Evansville, Indiana. The steamboat Dictator, with which the Missouri was rumored to be racing, rescued many of the passengers but at least one hundred were reported to have died.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
William C. Cochran, "Perils of River Navigation," Proceedings of the Mississippi Valley Historical Association; Volume X Part II, for the Year 1919-1920; 1921; p. 326.