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

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

www.hrmm.org for cost

“The 1904 General Slocum Disaster: New York’s Deadliest Day before 9/11”
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 | 7:00 PM

Virtual Via Zoom

$7/person | HRMM Members FREE

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. Later, as evidence of negligence and corruption on the part of the steamer’s owners mounted, sympathy turned to outrage and demands for justice that were never fully met. This talk brings to life this gripping tragedy and the wider, compelling story of innocents lost, heroes made, and a city and people that overcame.
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Details

Date:
June 8
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
www.hrmm.org for cost
Event Category:
Website:
www.hrmm.org

Organizer

Hudson River Maritime Museum
Phone:
845-338-0071
Email:
info@hrmm.org
Website:
haps://www.hrmm.org

Venue

Hudson River Maritime Museum
50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY
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