Pictures and Article Submitted By Ernie Wright, 05/16/08
Listing For The
TRADGEDY of the steamboat J.C. RAWN
On Dec 7 1939 the J.C.RAWN was tied up at 20th street, when one of her three boilers exploded, blowing out the entire front end of the boat, killing three men and badly burning several others.
Per Huntington News Paper Jan 8, 1939
Injured and hospitalized were ;
Robert SMITH, 21, pilot, of Gallipols, OH
Thomas ASH, 25, deckhand of Robertsburg ,WV. Head and scalp injuries ,slight burns, condition fair.
J.E. BEAVER, 34, mate, of Grimms Landing
,WV, severe burns and head injury.
Mrs. Myriam KIRKPATRICK, 52.
Others injured ;
Paul STARCHER, watchman , ST Albans, WV,
Clenny Burton HEDRICK , of Stattes, WV,
Rex Casto , of Gallipolis Ferry, WV.
Mrs Maude AUSTIN , of Pt. Pleasant, WV,
By Ernie WRIGHT
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