On the St. Louis, Missouri levee, three Mississippi steamboats undergoing repairs are destroyed in a fire.

Following the outcry against "dangerous" tubular boilers, the Atlantic and Mississippi Steamship Company had dispatched their three largest steamboats to St. Louis, Missouri, to have their tubular boilers replaced with the double-flue type. While moored on the levee, the Peytona, Luna, and Leviathan took fire in the evening and were completely destroyed.  (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. 
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Crime/Disasters
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