Catskill Village, NY Boiler Explosion, Nov 1869

BOILER EXPLOSION.

A PAPER MILL AT CATSKILL VILLAGE DEMOLISHED -- SEVERAL PERSONS KILLED.

Hudson, N.Y., Nov. 15, 1869.
A terrible boiler explosion occurred in Storms' paper mill at Catskill Village at half-past eleven o'clock this morning. The building was completely demolished, and several lives were lost. It is impossible to tell at present the full extent of the disaster. It is known that MRS. GEORGE BRANDOW, the wife of the engineer, was instantly killed. The engineer and firemen cannot be found, and it is believed they have met an instantaneous death and are buried in the ruins. The explosion not only destroyed the mill, but has shattered various buildings in the immediate vicinity. The ice-houses of Hiram Van Steonburghm, adjoining, caught fire and were destroyed. It is likely that the loss of life may be greater than at first anticipated, as in the excitement it is impossible to tell who are among the missing. Further particulars are expected.

New York Herald New York 1869-11-16