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Shifting ice on the frozen Mississippi River again crushes river boats on the St. Louis, Missouri levee

Ice Jam on the Mississippi River at St. Louis, Missouri, December 16, 1865, artist's impression
01/12/1866
For the second time in two months, the upper sections of the Mississippi River were frozen over during the particularly cold winter and ice "gorges" had formed both above and below St. Louis, Missouri. As in December, the great mass of ice shifted and carried away seven more Mississippi steamboats moored on the levee, the Belle Mempis, John Trendley, Prairie Rose, Julia, Omaha, Warsaw, and Underwriter No. 8. (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. 331. 

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