1900 Hoboken Docks Fire

1900 Hoboken Docks Fire

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The 1900 Hoboken Docks Fire killed at least 326 persons in and around the Hoboken, New Jersey piers of the Norddeutscher Lloyd shipping company. The piers were located in New York Harbor, at the foot of 3rd and 4th Streets in Hoboken, directly across the from the Borough New York City. The fire began when cotton bales stored on NDL's southernmost wharf caught fire, and winds carried the flames to nearby barrels of volatile liquids such as turpentine and oil, which exploded in rapid succession. It burned NDL's Hoboken piers to the waterline, consumed or gutted nearby warehouses, gutted three of NDL's major transatlantic liners, and damaged or destroyed nearly 24 smaller craft. Most of the victims were seamen and other workers, but included women visiting one of the shipsshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Log Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134985279
  • 9786134985277