Fort Langley, BC Steamer RAMONA Explosion on Fraser River, Apr 1901

EXPLOSION ON RIVER STEAMER.

FOUR PERSONS KILLED IN ACCIDENT NEAR VANCOUVER, B. C.

Vancouver, B. C., April 17. -- Four persons are dead and seven probably fatally injured as the result of an explosion this afternoon on the steamer RAMONA, which plies on the Fraser River. The accident happened when the boat was in midstream opposite Fort Langley, thirty miles from Vancouver.
Two women -- MRS. HARRY MORRISON of Langley and MRS. J. BAILEY of Mount Lehman -- were standing on the front deck and were knocked into the water and drowned. Two deckhands -- named JAMES MACK and ANDREW PHIPPS -- were struck by one of the flying boiler plates and instantly killed. Both MRS. MORRISON and MRS. BAILEY had left their babies up stairs in the saloon and had come on deck for fresh air. The babies were unhurt.

The New York Times New York 1901-04-18