Ship Ablaze: The Tragedy of the Steamboat General Slocum

Ship Ablaze: The Tragedy of the Steamboat General Slocum

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The true story of one of the greatest tragedies in New York history

On June 15, 1904, the steamship General Slocum was heading from Manhattan to Long Island Sound when a fire erupted in one of the storage rooms. Faced with an untrained crew, crumbling life jackets, and inaccessible lifeboats, hundreds of terrified passengers--few of which were experienced swimmers--fled into the water. By the time the captain found a safe shore for landing, more than 1000 people had… (more)


Book Details  


Publisher: Broadway Books (December 30, 2008)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 368 pages

File size: 6.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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