New Orleans, LA (near) Steamers BOONSLICK and MISSOURI BELLE Collide, Oct 1834

COLLISION OF THE BOONSLICK AND MISSOURI BELLE.

The steamboat Missouri Belle left New Orleans, October 24th, 1834, bound to St. Louis, and when she had proceeded about fifteen miles up the river, she came in contact with the steamer Boonslick, which was coming in an opposite direction. The Boonslick rounded to and steered for the wrecked vessel, nothing of which remained above water, except a piece of the hurricane deck, on which most of the passengers had taken refuge. A rope was thrown out by the crew of the Boonslick, and attached to the floating piece of the wreck, and some of the passengers were thus enabled to reach the deck of the Boonslick, while the yawls were engaged in picking up those persons who had been thrown into the water. There were about one hurdred and thirty persons on board the Missouri Belle at the time she sunk, thirty of these were drowned, though every possible effort was made by the captain and crew of the Boonslick to save them.
List of Lost:
DR. BRANT, Mo.
A. C. SMITHERS, New Orleans.
MISS C. FRAZIER, St. Louis.
W. AVALTERS, New York.
P. MATLOCK, New Jersey.
MRS. DE SOTO, Havana.
MISS MARY TRIMBLE, Miss.
JOHN BUDD, Boston.
A. DURLING, Illinois.
Two infants, names not known.
EBENEZER DUMBOLT, Germany.
Wife and child of MR. C. GLASS, Wisconsin.
Three negro firemen, and seven Germans, who were from Heidelberg.
This is the complete list of those drowned by this accident.

Lloyd's Steamboat Directory.