Lecture : ""The 1904 General Slocum Disaster: New York’s Deadliest Day before 9/11"" | Hudson River Maritime Museum | Lectures & Talks | Chronogram Magazine

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Lecture : ""The 1904 General Slocum Disaster: New York’s Deadliest Day before 9/11""

When: Wed., June 8, 7-8:30 p.m. 2022

Virtual Via Zoom This talk details the extraordinary story of the burning of the steamboat General Slocum, the deadliest day in New York City history before September 11. More than 1,000 New Yorkers perished on June 15, 1904 when their steamboat burst into flames on the East River. A panicked and untrained crew, coupled with rotten life preservers and inaccessible life boats, turned a small storage room fire into a human tragedy of immense proportions. News of the horror made headlines around the world and elicited an enormous outpouring of sympathy and donations. Register at www.hrmm.org

Price: $7/person | HRMM Members FREE

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