Bayou Goula, LA Steamer H. M. CARTER Explodes, Nov 1908

BOILER BLOWS UP BOAT.

TEN KILLED AND MANY HURT IN MISSISSIPPI RIVER EXPLOSION.

New Orleans, Nov. 21. -- Ten persons are dead and twice as many injured as a result of a boiler explosion to-day in the Mississippi River steamer H. M. CARTER, near Bayou Goula, Ala.[sic], about 100 miles north of New Orleans. The steamer was on its way from New Orleans to Baton Rouge, with a cargo of general merchandise and fifty or more passengers. Fire followed the explosion, and the boat was burned to the water's edge.

Reliable reports from Bayou Goula are to the effect that between twelve and fifteen persons are missing. About the same number were badly scalded, and it is expected that several of them will die. The injured are now on their way to New Orleans and are expected to arrive here early Sunday morning. They are aboard the towboat McDougal, which went to the rescue of the passengers and crew of the CARTER as soon as the explosion occurred.

Capt. H. M. CARTER, who was aboard the boat with his wife and child, was blown out into the river, but was saved. MRS. CARTER and her child were taken off in safety.

Capt. J. V. LEBLANC was aboard the boat when it left New Orleans, but went ashore at Donaldsonville.

The New York Times New York 1908-11-22

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geography

Bayou Goula is in Lousiana -- not Alabama.
Makes sense for the vessel was on its way from New Orleans to Batan Rouge.