Morro Castle

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George L. Lorton

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That's nice that they are honoring the memory of Rescuers of the Morro Castle Passengers!
 
Michael H. Standart

Michael H. Standart

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From The Asbury Park Press:

Cruise ship's tragic end
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ASBURY PARK – As the Ward Line's flagship Morro Castle was just seven miles off the coast of Lavallette shortly after 2:30 a.m. on Sept. 8, 1934, two young ladies were being entertained in the smoking room by two men they had met aboard the ship.

With just a few precious hours left in their whirlwind fantasy cruise to the tropics of Havana, Cuba, they were determined to stay up as late as possible on their final night together.
Three page article begins at http://www.app.com/article/20090905/NEWS/90905068/1004/NEWS01/Cruise+ship+s+tragic+end

Comment: 75th anniversery of this event is tomorrow.​
 
Michael H. Standart

Michael H. Standart

Member
From The Asbury Park Press:

Probe found ship's officers at fault
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ASBURY PARK – Less than 48 hours after the Morro Castle fire started on Sept. 8, 1934, federal investigators were calling the ship's officers, crew and passengers into a packed room in Manhattan to determine what happened. There was a lot of finger-pointing as the officers and crew were immediately the focal point of the disaster.
Two page story begins at http://www.app.com/article/20090906/NEWS/909060355/1004/NEWS01/Probe+found+ship+s+officers+at+fault
 
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Deborah Kogan

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Anniversary today... Remember those who were on the ship, and their families...
 
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