Ray, MI Boiler Explosion, Jan 1860

Jan 31, 1860

BOILER-EXPLOSION.---In Ray, Macomb county, Mich., a boiler-explosion occurred this day, which was attended with fatal results. The boiler was attached to a saw-mill owned by a Mr. Liman, and probably exploded for want of water. It was thrown about a hundred and fifty feet horizontally, striking a log house and turning completely round, and then entering a new frame house occupied by a Mrs. Owen. The boiler passed into the house its whole length, killing the woman and severely injuring a child. The fireman was also killed by the explosion.

Vincent's Semi-annual United States Register, Jan-Jun 1860 page 73