Survivor dies: Sorry to announce that crew member Edward Janssen, born 1916, passed away Sep 6th. of this year.
George....if you read the article I sent you last night, there is a 1934 interview I sent you in which she talks about trying to save, and failing to save, a child named Arthur Sheridan.
Full story at http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080831/ENT/808310314/1031/entquote:
It's the stuff that makes great drama. A giant luxury liner's captain is murdered. The ship ignites at sea and hundreds of lives are lost.
As the station manager of a 500-watt radio station at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean relays the story to listeners, he watches in horror, as the ship, torn from its moorings by gale winds, starts down the shoreline headed directly for the studio.
Fiction? Hardly. It happened to Thomas F. Burley Jr., executive secretary of the city's Chamber and station manager of WCAP – Wonder City of Asbury Park – right here in Convention Hall, when the Morro Castle disaster made headlines on Sept. 8, 1934.
Now, one can either choose to believe the elaborate conspiracy theory, or one can interpret this as being a middle aged man who was overweight and who drank, who was constipated for several glum, lethargic, days, and then died of a heart attack while trying to force a bowel movement.
Just more hokum. Although if they, "the saboteurs" wanted to create confusion a slow acting poison that would take effect on or around a certain time would be ideal. Although even this theory is pretty chancy.quote:
'Captain Willmott was poisoned'