Fire At Sea: The Story of the Morrow Castle (with original snapshot and post card)
Thomas Gallagher

Fire At Sea: The Story of the Morrow Castle (with original snapshot and post card)

New York: Rinehart, 1959. Hardcover. viii+ 280 pp. with passenger list and crew list. Illustrated. Fine except for gift inscription and ownership stamp front free endpaper. In very good, price clipped dust jacket with edgewear and a chip to the head of the spine Laid in are a small original snapshot of a crowd on the beach looking at the burned out hulk, light pencil notation on reverse "Morrow Castle Sept 1934" and a 1933 color postcard of the ship with the identifying stamp on the back "May-Philco Havana Convention 1933 on board the Ward Line Turbo-Electric Liner "Morrow Castle" (fine, unused). The story of one of great 20th century ocean liner disasters, the devestating September 1934 fire on board the Morrow Castle during a nor'easter. Shortly before the fire broke out, the ship's captain, after retiring for the night, died of an aparent heart attack. Around 2:30 in the morning, some eight nautical miles off Long Beach Island, New Jersey, the fire began in a storage locker and quickly spread. In all, 137 passengers and crew died; the burned out hulk as eventually beached at Asbury Park. Fine Hardcover (Item ID: E23090)

$45.00

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