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A small steamer explodes its boiler in New York Bay and two men are drowned

Shipwreck and Disaster at Sea, iconic image
01/03/1866
The 125ft steamer Neptune was anchored off Sandy Hook in New York Bay just before dawn when her boiler exploded and she quickly sank.  Two of the seven crewmen went down with the vessel but the tugboat Resolute picked up the other five.  Remarkably, the Resolute then blew a section of her own boiler but managed to make for shore where the injured crew were hospitalized.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
"Explosion in the Bay," New York Times, January 4, 1866, p. 8. 

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