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