Pittsburgh, PA Steamboat DESPATCH Explosion, Aug 1846

Terrible Steamboat Disaster.---The Pittsburgh papers of yesterday bring intelligence of a terrible disaster on the Monongahela near that city. An explosion of the boiler took place on Tuesday on board the steamboat Despatch, by which a number of persons were dreadfully scalded. Amongst the unfortunate sufferers were six passengers, of whom three, named PIERCE, McCLURE and MALLORY, were supposed to be fatally injured. The occurrence produced a great sensation at Pittsburgh.

The Farmers' Cabinet, Amherst, NH 27 Aug 1846

History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 1889 Read it online

Memoirs of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania : personal and genealogical, with portraits Read it online

History of Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania 1886 Read it online

Allegheny County : a sesqui-centennial review 1938 Read it online

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