New Orleans, LA Steamboat ORIOLE Explosion, June 1876

FATAL STEAM-BOAT EXPLOSION.

THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER STEAMER ORIOLE -- LIST OF THE KILLED AND WOUNDED.

New Orleans, June 16. -- The following is a list of the killed and wounded by the explosion of the boiler of the steamer ORIOLE yesterday:
DEAD -- JOHN BOYER, chief engineer, aged twenty-three years; ZACHARIAH WASHINGTON, colored, a passenger; BEN WILLIAMS, colored, a passenger; LOUIS JACKSON, a colored minister from Algiers, and two colored women.
WOUNDED -- Capt. OPEY, commanding, severely bruised; JOSEPH SHARP, mate, and HENRY KAUNTZ, pilot, each with their right legs broken; the fireman, colored, with both eyes blinded; four roustabouts, crippled, but not seriously; J. P. GRONERE, a passenger, slightly injured; J. C. TREMOULET, first clerk, and J. ESTAPERIAL, second clerk, slightly injured; MR. CRAWFORD, Secretary of the Wrecking Association, was severely burned; the second engineer, (colored,) who was missing last night, was this morning found in the hold under the boiler, but could not be extricated.
After the explosion, which shattered the boat, a piece of the boiler was found in a field a quarter of a mile distant. The boat is a total wreck.

The New York Times New York 1876-06-17