19th Century 

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Mississippi antebellum mail line steamer Ben Campbell
A Trip Up the Mississippi, Milwaukee Sentinel, May 31, 1853, 2
Ben Campbell, Hannibal Missouri Courier, August 25, 1853, 2
Hurricane at Davenport, Milwaukee Sentinel, July 24, 1854, 2
Didn't Go, Davenport Democrat and Leader (Iowa), Oct. 7, 1857, 1

 Steamboats at Pittsburgh.










Greeley, Horace. An Overland Journey from New York to San Francisco in the Summer of 1859.

Steamboat [United States] Explosion, American-Traveller (Boston), Sept. 17, 1830, p. 2
The Steamboat [New England] Explosion, Saturday Morning Transcript (Boston), Oct. 12, 1833, p. 23
Extract from a letter to a Gentleman in this city relative to the disastrous explosion of the steamer Moselle, Daily National Intelligencer, May 2, 1838, p.3
The Explosion of the steamer Reindeer, New Orleans Times-Picayune, March 22, 1854, 1
Steamer Thompson Disaster, Milwaukee Daily Sentinel, April 13, 1869
Fearful Explosion: The Steamer Julia Blown Up in San Francisco Bay, New Orleans Times-Picayune, Feb. 28, 1888, p. 1
Explosion Tears Steamer [W. T. Scovil] To Bits, Oregonian (Portland), December 20, 1906, 2

The Lake Erie Disaster, Albany Evening Journal (Albany, NY), Aug. 21, 1852, 2
The Lake Erie Disaster, Evening Post (New York), Aug. 23, 1852, 2
Letter from a Passenger, Albany Evening Journal (Albany, NY), Aug. 23, 1852, 2
The Atlantic--The Coroner's Inquest and the Verdict of the Jury, Plain Dealer (Cleveland), Aug. 25, 1852, 3
The Late Disaster on Lake Erie, Charleston Courier, Aug. 27, 1852, 2
Terrible Steamboat Disaster on Lake Erie: 250 LIVES LOST! Connecticut Courant (Hartford), Aug. 28, 1852, 1
The Loss of the Atlantic, Jackson Citizen (Jackson, MI), Sept. 1, 1852, 1
Interesting Incidents of the Lake Erie Disaster, National Aegis (Worcester, MA), Spet. 1, 1852, 2
Verdict against the Mate of the Ogdensburg, Washington Daily National Intelligencer, Sept. 3, 1852, 3


First Trip of the Overland Mail Across Our Continent, Daily National Intelligencer, Oct. 21, 1857, 3
The Overland Route to California, Frank Leslies Illustrated Newspaper (NY), Oct. 23, 1858, 326
Arrival of the Overland Mail, Commercial Advertiser, Oct. 25, 1858, 2
A New Military Post in Texas, New York Herald, Nov. 9, 1858, 1
Overland to California, New York Herald, Nov. 11, 1858, 1
The Overland Mail Route, New York Herald, Nov. 18, 1858, 2
The Great Overland Mail, New York Herald, Nov. 19, 1858, 2
Notes of Travel by the Overland Mail: From El Paso to Fort Smith, San Francisco Bulletin, Dec. 20, 1858, 3