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a rock in the Hudson River, near Athens......April 7, 1845 Steamer Tuscaloosa, 10 miles above Mobile, bursts two boilers; about twenty killed and many injured......Jan. 28, 1847 Brig Carrick wrecked in a gale in the St. Lawrence; 170 emigrants perish......May 19, 1847 Steamer Talisman collides with the Tempest on the Ohio between Pittsburg and St. Louis; more than 100 lives lost......Nov. 19, 1847 Boilers of steamer Blue Ridge on the Ohio River explode; thirty lives lost......Jan. 8, 1848 Steamer Orville St. Johns burned near Montgomery, Ala.; thirty lives lost......March 7, 1850 Steamboat Henry Clay burned on the Hudson River; over seventy lives lost......July 27, 1852 Boiler of steamer Reindeer in the Hudson explodes; thirty-eight lives lost, twenty injured......Sept. 4, 1852 Steamer Reindeer bursts a flue at Cannelton, Ind., Ohio River; fifty killed or injured......March 14, 1854 Steamer Montreal, from Quebec to Montreal, burned; nearly 250 lives lost, mo