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In Cincinnati, the United States Mail Steamboat Company replaces the tubular boilers on its new boat

The Mississippi Steamboat "Sultana", Helena, Arkansas, April 26, 1865, detail
02/05/1866
Following the outcry over the massive loss of life in three steamboat disasters on American rivers in a week, the United States Mail Line, plying between Cincinnati and Louisville, Kentucky, withdrew its new steamboat United States and replaced its state-of-the-art tubular boilers with older double-flued boilers.  The new tubular boilers were thought to be the cause of the epidemic of deadly boiler explosions. (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. 329.
Cincinnati (OH) Enquirer, February 9, 1866. 

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