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Description of the Explosion of the Steamboat Moselle

By James Hall


The Moselle had a reputation for speed. On April 25, 1838 she took on 280-300 passengers, an unusually large number, bound for St. Louis. When the boat was shoved away from the shore at Fulton, a suburb of Cincinnati, all four boilers exploded. This text describes the accident.This image is used in the curriculum for Steamboat A-Comin’: The Legacy of the New Orleans, sponsored by Rivers Institute at Hanover College

Topics: Steamboats; Steam-navigation--United States; Steam engines; Travel; Transportation; Ohio River--Description and travel; Ohio River
Publisher: Indiana Historical Society
Year: 1830
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