The History Channel - Ship Ablaze The General Slocum Disaster

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SHIP ABLAZE is a detailed account of the overlooked disaster that remained the deadliest event in New York City history until September 11th. An annual church excursion turned fatal when fire broke out onboard, forcing the largely German immigrant passengers--most of whom could not swim--into the water to escape the flames. SHIP ABLAZE draws on firsthand accounts, including the last known interviews with the two longest living survivors, to bring this tragedy to life, while historians speculate on why the Slocum escaped the infamy of the Titanic or the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire.
SHIP ABLAZE is a detailed account of the overlooked disaster that remained the deadliest event in New York City history until September 11th. An annual church excursion turned fatal when fire broke out onboard, forcing the largely German immigrant passengers--most of whom could not swim--into the water to escape the flames. SHIP ABLAZE draws on firsthand accounts, including the last known interviews with the two longest living survivors, to bring this tragedy to life, while historians speculate on why the Slocum escaped the infamy of the Titanic or the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire.

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