Steamboat founders on the Mississippi

"The steamboat Pennsylvania, with 350 passengers on board, bursts her boilers on the Mississippi River, about 80 miles below Memphis, and 100 passengers are said to have been lost." The brother of Samuel Langhorne Clemens died in this accident. A crewman on the stricken vessel, he was mortally injured by scalding steam.
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The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1859, (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1859), 370.
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