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1871 Westfield ferryboat disaster...



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August 01, 1871

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 1, 1871

* Westfield II boiler explosion disaster
* Staten Island ferryboat


The front page has an article headed: "THE EXPLOSION" "Further Details of the Dreadful Catastrophe" "The Full Extent of the Disaster Developing Itself" "More Dead Bodies Recovered" "Heart-rending Scenes a the Ferry and Hospitals" and more. (see) Lengthy text and list of the dead.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.

Category: Post-Civil War