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Captain Blazier Exonerated
Milestones Vol 15 No 1 Spring 1990

Capt. Blazier of Baden, was exonerated of manslaughter from word received in Ambridge January 31, 1928. It stated, Capt. Blazier has been absolved of blame of a collision between Steamboat City of Pittsburgh of which he was in charge and a ferry boat at Narco on the Mississippi river January 15, 1928, when several men drowned. The decision was given by Federal Inspectors, W.V. Hulme and James B. Cobb of the United States Steamboat Inspection service, after a full investigation of the occurrence. The steamboat was towing ten barges and a fuel barge had been tied to the bank on account of thick weather. When the Master Captain Blazier had barely gotten underway the collision occurred. According to testimony the Ferry had made several trips in the fog, steering with the aid of a compass. Before the collision of the ferry, the operator pulled out from shore at the usual speed without any warning signal to other crafts in the vicinity. It was testified by the two surviving passengers.

The Captain Blazier House. It has been known by some as the "Haunted House."