Mississippi River, IL (near mouth of Ohio River) Steamboat ILLINOIS Disaster, Nov 1833
ANOTHER STEAM BOAT DISASTER, AND LOSS OF LIVES.
We learn from a gentleman who arrived here yesterday, who were on board at the time the occurrence happened, that the steam boat ILLINOIS, on her way from St. Louis to Louisville, on Friday, 8th inst. in the Mississippi River, about 5 miles above the mouth of the Ohio River, collapsed one of her boilers; and that from 35 to 40 persons were either lost or injured. The 2nd Engineer and Steward were among those dead; the others were passengers. Nine were buried at the mouth of the Ohio, and four a few miles above; about 20 were left at the Smithland hospital. We understood one of the gentlemen to say, that nine persons were seen to sink. The boat has arrived at Louisville.
Cincinnati Daily Advertiser, Nov. 18.
Louisville, Nov. 15.
ANOTHER STEAM-BOAT ACCIDENT.
We learn from Capt. Boggs, of the Free Trader, from Florence, that the steamboat ILLINOIS, Capt. BELL, on her way from St. Louis to this place, has met with one of those fatal accidents so common to our steamboats. A few days since -- the day not precisely known -- one of her boilers collapsed, and an explosion took place, by which 28 persons were scalded, of which number 13 were scalded to death, and lost overboard. Capt. Boggs has furnished us with the following list of the killed and wounded. The accident took place in the Mississippi, about five miles above the mouth of the Ohio.
JAMES TUTT, dead.
MR. JONES, badly scalded.
S. SOMERVILLE, slightly do.
L. D. GARRISON, do. do.
S. M. GRAY, badly do.
F. HENDRICKSON, do. do.
J. McKNIGHT, do. do.
D. A. FULLERTON, do. do.
WM. HARRINGTON, slightly do.
MR. HARRINGTON & child, badly scalded.
MR. HENDRICKSON, lost overboard.
MRS. HENDRICKSON, and three children, dead.
H. PATTERSON, badly scalded.
JAMES EMERSON, dead.
MRS. WOLFORD, scalded.
THO. ARCHER, do.
D. DECKER, girl, lost overboard.
JOHN GIBSON, badly scalded.
TH. ALEXANDER, do. do.
AMBROSE GARRET, dead.
MR. McGRAY'S three children, dead.
Two other men lost overboard.
It is reported that the steamboat Bonnets O'Blue, on her way from New Orleans to Nashville, has been snagged and sunk.
The Adams Sentinel Gettysburg Pennsylvania 1833-12-02