North Bay, ON Steamer TEMISKAMING Explodes, Nov 1908
STEAMER BLOWS UP; 5 DEAD.
DISASTROUS ACCIDENT TO THE TEMISKAMING AT NORTH BAY, ONTARIO.
North Bay, Ontario, Nov. 10. -- The steamer TEMISKAMING was approaching the landing at Temiskaming at 6 o'clock to-night when the boiler exploded, wrecking the steamer and causing the death of at least five persons by the explosion or drowning. Several passengers and the crew were hurled into the water by the shock, and many are injured.
Owing to the remoteness of the scene of the tragedy, details are lacking. A man named McBRIDE, a hunter from the United States, is missing. J. MENARD and T. BERGOULIAN, firemen, and two men whose names are unknown are dead. Six are badly burned and several may die.
A special train was dispatched from Mattawa to bring the injured to that town.
The New York Times New York 1908-11-11