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Steamboat fight resulted in two deaths in 1902

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DAVENPORT (KWWL) -- A July 10, 1902 fight aboard the Steamboat Dubuque in Davenport resulted in the deaths of two people.

Father and son Christopher Leonidas and Lee Leonidas were on the boat.  The two were bothering crew members and pulled their guns after a fight.

Shipmate Dan Breen was quicker on the draw and killed both of them.  Breen was arrested by a US Marshal who was on the boat on vacation to Clinton. Breen was later acquitted.

Online Producer: Mike Verlo
Online Source: Iowa History Special Project

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