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Ship Ablaze: The Tragedy of the Steamboat General Slocum

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"Ship Ablaze" is the extraordinary, untold story of the 1904 maritime disaster that took the lives of more than a thousand New Yorkers. Photos. 1 map.

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  • Ship Ablaze: The Tragedy of the Steamboat General Slocum (Broadway Books) – Trade paperback (2004)
    by Edward T O'Donnell

    Ship Ablaze: The Tragedy of the Steamboat General Slocum

    Trade paperback, Broadway Books
    2004
    English
    332 pages

    ISBN: 0767909062
    ISBN-13: 9780767909068

    There were few experienced swimmers among over 1,300 Lower East Side residents who boarded the "General Slocum" on June 15, 1904. It shouldn't have mattered, since the steamship was chartered only for alanguid excursion from Manhattan to Long Island Sound. But a fire erupted minutes into the trip, forcing hundreds of terrified passengers into the water. By the time the captain found a safe shore for landing, 1,021 had perished. "Ship Ablaze" draws on firsthand accounts to examine why the death toll was so high and how the ... Show more

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