The 1900 Hoboken Docks Fire

On June 30, 1900 what was described as “a slight blaze in a bale of cotton” quickly spread into a disaster that newspapers branded the “Hoboken Horror.” The great Hoboken Docks Fire killed hundreds, destroyed millions of dollars in property, and demonstrated risks of the era of great ocean liners.

Jun 30, 2021 | 14:06 | Lance Geiger,

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