A brand new Hudson River tug explodes its boiler on its first trip upriver, killing seven

The new Hudson River tugboat Greenwood, built recently in Philadelphia, was making its way up the river with a heavy tow for the very first time when its boiler exploded opposite Barrytown, New York.  Seven people were killed, including the captain, Henry Briggs, four of the crew, a black crewman's wife, and a captain in one of the barges being towed.  The new tug was a complete loss.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
"Terrible Steamboat Explosion," New York Times, June 22, 1863, p. 1. 
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Crime/Disasters
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