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  • When the Dancing Stopped: The Real Story of the Morro Castle Disaster and Its Deadly Wake

    Documents the story of the luxury liner that burned off the coast of New Jersey in 1934, drawing on previously classified FBI reports and first-person survivor interviews to reveal how the Morro Castle's captain died under mysterious circumstances seven hours before the ship caught fire and how many of the crew abandoned ship, leaving passengers to fend for themselves. 40,000 first printing.

    • ASIN: 0743280083
    • Brand: Free Press
    • ASIN: 0743280083

  • Inferno At Sea: Stories of Death and Survival Aboard the Morro Castle

    It was the great disaster of the 1930s, a horrific experience for all those aboard the ill-fated linerĀ Morro Castle. Sailing to New York from exotic, anything-goes Cuba, the luxurious cruise ship was filled with passengers finding an escape from the Great Depression. But, the night before arriving home, the ship became a scene of panic as a raging fire quickly spread, killing 137 and sending many overboard.The aftermath literally floated into public view -- center-stage on the beach at Asbury Park, where the Jersey Shore resort town filled with rescuers, press, and gawking curiosity-seekers from throughout the mid-Atlantic and northeast. The charred, smoldering, stranded ship quickly became a tourist attraction; hawkers sold souvenirs and photographs, and the dramatic story filled front pages for weeks.Controversy and intrigue surrounded the mysterious death of the captain, as well as the cause of the fire itself, and much of the mystery has endured for nearly eighty years. But for many of those who survived the tragedy, it was a closed subject; they rarely spoke of the events, and held the awful memories away from loved ones.In Inferno at Sea -- a large-format hardcover, filled with never-before-seen photographs -- we finally hear those personal accounts. Survivors tell their s...

    • ASIN: 1593220618
    • Brand: Brand: Down The Shore Publishing
    • ASIN: 1593220618

  • The Morro Castle: Tragedy at Sea (1st Edition)

    Book by Burton, Hal

    • ASIN: 0670489603
    • Brand: Viking
    • ASIN: 0670489603

  • The Ship of Shame

    This docunovel tells of the mystery surrounding the "The ship of Shame." In 1934, during the great depression, The ill-fated voyage of the Morro Castle luxury liner made a 6 day trip to the exotic city of Havana, Cuba. After fighting through a great storm on its return trip to NY, the ship catches fire killing 135 people on board. In addition, the captain mysteriously dies enroute to NY. The ship meets it's demise when it crashes upon the beach of Asbury Park, NJ.The protagonist, the ship's photographer, Jirish, is the catalyst throughout the docunovel. Also on board is his love interest, Amanda Scott, a Philadelphia Main Line socialite.

    • ASIN: B016SI7B9A
    • ASIN: B016SI7B9A

  • Fire at Sea: The Mysterious Tragedy of the Morro Castle

    On a stormy night in September 1934, the Morro Castle was making its way through heavy seas en route from Havana to New York City. Shortly after 2:00 A.M., while most of the passengers slept, fire suddenly engulfed the luxury liner; within an hour, hundreds were dead or struggling desperately in the water. The fire's apparently inexplicable outbreak wasn't the only secret that night aboard the Morro Castle. Hours earlier, Captain Robert Wilmott had died in his cabin under suspicious circumstances. Had Wilmott been poisoned? Was the fire accidental, or intentionally set? Drawing from interviews with the survivors, as well as his own in-depth research, Thomas Gallagher skillfully recreates the Morro Castle tragedy, proposing convincing solutions to its myriad mysteries. In FIRE AT SEA, originally published in 1959, a seasoned reporter's meticulous attention to detail is combined with a novelist's sense of his story's drama. The result is a vivid and unforgettable story of the sea.

    • ASIN: 158574624X
    • Brand: Brand: Lyons Press
    • ASIN: 158574624X

  • Morro Bay (Images of America)

    Morro Bay, on California's Central Coast, is famous for the massive rock formation that guards the mouth of its natural harbor. A remnant of an ancient volcanic plug, Morro Rock--in Spanish, el Moro, the sentinel--was spotted by explorer Juan Cabrillo as early as 1542. Once sacred to Native Americans, it is now a sanctuary for peregrine falcons and other birds, near secluded dunes, a 2,300-acre national estuary known as the back bay, and eucalyptus groves that are visited each winter by monarch butterflies. With the railroad hundreds of miles away, the small fishing town with sandy streets, surrounded by cattle and dairy ranches, once depended on the sea for transportation. Now a thriving commercial district serves both residents and tourists, and its waterfront is packed with busy seafood restaurants. Kayaks, canoes, and commercial fishing boats mingle in the sparkling waters of the bay.

    • ASIN: 0738530867
    • Brand: Brand: Arcadia Publishing
    • ASIN: 0738530867
    • Part No: Illustrated