Port Huron, MI (Lake Huron) Tug B. B. JONES Blast, May 1871
EXPLOSION AT PORT HURON.
Port Huron, Mich. -- While the tug B. B. Jones was lying at the Port Huron and Lake Michigan Railroad dock at noon, on Thursday the 25th, her boiler exploded, making a wreck of the boat and killing eight men.
The Captain, SAM BURCHAM, is unhurt.
The following persons are missing:
ANDREW RATHBONE, mate.
THOMAS BLANCHARD, first engineer.
PATRICK McGUIRE and another wheelsman, name not known.
CHARLES and WILLIAM, firemen.
Other names not known.
Grand Traverse Herald Michigan 1871-06-01