Statistics on Steamboat Disasters in 1860
National Defender, v. IV, no. 49, Tuesday, July 10, 1860, Whole Number: 214, p.  col. 5.
Transcribed text from the digitized copy in the Historical Society of Montgomery County Collection.
WESTERN STEAMBOAT DISASTERS.
|The disasters upon our Western waters during the first six months of 1860 are summed up by the Louisville Courier, under date on July 2, 1860:|
|Steamboats sank and damaged by ice||5|
|Steamboats snagged and sunk,||47|
|Steamboats run into bank,||6|
|Steamboats sunk on Falls,||2|
|Steamboats sunk by storms,||20|
|Collisions with bridges,||2|
|Flatboats and barges,||23|
|Number of lives lost,||136|
|Estimated aggregate loss,||$2,732,500|
|The above recapitulation includes several minor accidents, chiefly by snags.|
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