Courtaubleau, LA Steamboat ELIZABETH Accident, Apr 1846


The boilers of the steamer Elisabeth collapsed on the 4th day of April, 1846, on the Mississippi river, at the entrance of the Courtanbleau. All the wood-work above the boilers was swept away. None of the passengers were hurt, but several of the boat's crew were killed, and others were wounded.

KILLED.— Daniel York, the mate; John Rhodes, deck hand; Wilson Hill, second engineer ; and a fireman, colored.

WOUNDED.— J. H. Gordon, the captain, mortally; Freeman B. Lamb, pilot, leg fractured ; James Marquite, first engineer, badly scalded; and a negro fireman.

Lloyd's Steamboat Directory and Disasters on the Western Waters, Cincinnati, Ohio; James T. Lloyd & Co, 1856, page 156