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Chattahoochee, FL Steamer CHAMOIS Lost, Nov 1842

EXPLOSION OF THE CHAMOIS.

The steamer Chamois, Capt. MORTON, exploded near Chattahochee, Fla., at the fork of that river, on Thursday, November 3d, 1842. She was aground, and the crew were endeavoring to get her off, when the accident took place. Three of the crew were killed, and several others more or less injured.

The names of the persons killed:
LEANDER TALE, first engineer.
WILLIAM CANNAFAX, steward.
JOSEPH LLOYD, deck hand.

MR. CANNAFAX had recently been married, and for years had been the only stay and support of his aged parents. He was a young man of great probity and worth, and his untimely death occasioned a feeling of deep regret among all who had known him.

Lloyd's Steamboat Directory.



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