SS Morro Castle with Onlookers in Foreground
AbstractCaption on the back of the photo:
September 9, 1934 - "This boat caught fire 8 miles out at sea off Asbury Park about 4 A.M. Sept. 8, 1934. It drifted in here at Convention Hall at Asbury Park at 7 P.M. on the same day. The boat is still burning inside when this was taken September 9 at 2 P.M.. Many bodies are still aboard including the captain who died 8 hours before the fire broke out. The ship was on its way to New York from Havana. It weighs 11,000 tons, length 504 feet."
Type Of ResourceStill images
Origin InfoDate Created: September 9 1934
Place: Asbury Park (N.J.)
Physical Descriptionextent: 4.5 x 2.75 inches
Digital Origin: Reformatted digital