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The General Slocum Disaster
From the autobiographical notes of Captain Charles Albertson regarding the time he served in the New York City Police Department. THE GENERAL SLOCUM DISASTERAbout 1870, the steam excursion boats Grand Republic and General Slocum were built to run ... Read more
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General Slocum Disaster 1904
What do a  ship disaster  and the Orlando Public Library have in common?The steamship General Slocum burned on 15 June 1904 off North Brother Island, New York. Newspaper articles about the tragedy which took the lives of over 1000 persons i ... Read more