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Customs Inspector Ziba H. Nickerson | United States Department of the Treasury - Customs Service, U.S. Government United States Department of the Treasury - Customs Service, U.S. Government

Customs Inspector

Ziba H. Nickerson

United States Department of the Treasury - Customs Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Thursday, July 16, 1908

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: Not available

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Cause: Explosion

Location: Massachusetts

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Customs Inspector Ziba Nickerson and Customs Inspector Charles Atwood were killed in an explosion on Pier 47 at the Mystic Wharf.

The inspectors had taken a box of blasting caps from a steamer Bethania and placed them in a storage shed. Inspector Nickerson was attempting to open the box with an axe when the contents detonated, causing a massive explosion.

Inspector Nickerson, Inspector Atwood and a wharf watchman were killed and several longshoremen and other civilians were injured.

Inspector Nickerson was survived by his wife.

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Customs Inspector Charles F. Atwood
United States Department of the Treasury - Customs Service, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Thursday, July 16, 1908
Cause: Explosion

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Inspector Nickerson,
On today, the 109th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Inspector who was also killed in that blast for your service and sacrifice for our Country.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
July 16, 2017

 

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