Ship Ablaze: The Tragedy of the Steamboat General Slocum

Ship Ablaze: The Tragedy of the Steamboat General Slocum

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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 a languid 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… (more)

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Book Details  


Publisher: Broadway Books (December 30, 2008)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 368 pages

File size: 3.8 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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