Philadelphia, PA Steamer CITY OF TRENTON Boiler Explosion, Aug 1901
Badly Charred Bodies.
In addition to these there are two charred bodies, believed to be those of females, in the morgue. They are burned beyond recognition and will be buried in Potter's field.
An attempt was made at high tide this afternoon to float the wrecked vessel, but it was unsuccessful and another effort, will be made at the next high tide later.
As to the exact cause of the explosion nothing is yet known, but rigid investigation is to be conducted at once.
Vessel Was Racing.
Many of the passengers who escaped injury maintain that the City of Trenton which was late when she left her wharf in this city, was racing at her topmost speed and that if this had not been the case the accident would not have happened. This is partly borne out by a statement said to have been made by Assistant Engineer, JOHN D. CHEW, who told his wife that he expected to be killed by an explosion as the company made the engineers keep up too high a pressure of steam.
The Post-Standard Syracuse New York 1901-08-30
TWENTY-EIGHT DEAD AS RESULT OF THE TRENTON DISASTER
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 30 - It is now reasonably certain that at least twenty-eight persons perished as a result of the explosion of one of the boilers of the steamer City of Trenton on the Delaware River above this city Wednesday.
This conclusion is reached by the police through the fact that seventeen persons who are reported to have been on the steamer have not yet been found. These missing persons, with eleven bodies already recovered, makes a total of twenty-eight. Ten persons are still in a serious condition as a result of the disaster, of whom four are in a critical condition and may die.
Two bodies were recovered from the river to-day and were taken to the morgue.
They have not been identified. Three persons who were reported as missing turned up during the day. They are WILLIAM LOSSEN of Huhneville, Pa., who was injured in the accident and immediately went to his home and MR. AND MRS. FRANK ALBERT of Camden, N. J. The ALBERTS went to Trenton on an earlier boat.
The Post-Standard Syracuse New York 1901-08-31
Additional Deaths as Reported in the Trenton Times New Jersey 1901-08-31
MRS. MATILDA CROSS, Philadelphia.
MISS JUSTINA STRATTON, Trenton.
NELLIE BALLENTINE, Philadelphia.
MRS. J. P. HARTMAN and DAUGHTER, Trenton.