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Charred Wreckage of Noronic Dining Room


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
Black and white news wire agency photograph of the gutted interior of the dining cabin of the Canada Steamship Lines steamboat NORONIC. The deck above and the deck below are sagging. Water from the fire fighters lies in large puddles on the deck.
Notes:
The NORONIC burned in the early hours of 17 Sept 1949 on the Toronto waterfront. The final death toll was, according to John Craig, author of The Noronic is Burning!, 118 killed.
Inscriptions:
Attached: "Charred Wreckage of Noronic Dining Room-- Toronto, Ontario ..... Only the table supports remain in this charred wreckage that was the dining room of the luxury liner NORONIC after the holocaust which claimed 250 lives early today. The death toll rose with shocking rapidity as salvage workers clawed through the wreckage and injured succumbed to burns and other hurts. An almost equal number were reported hospitalized. The majority of the dead an injured were U.S. citizens, most of them from the Detroit and Cleveland area. D.9.17.49 (FABCDX)"
Publisher:
International News Photos
Place of Publication:
New York, NY
Date of Original:
17 Sep 1949
Date Of Event:
16-17 Sep 1949
Dimensions:
Width: 23 cm
Height: 18.1 cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
383
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.634444 Longitude: -79.370833
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Charred Wreckage of Noronic Dining Room


Black and white news wire agency photograph of the gutted interior of the dining cabin of the Canada Steamship Lines steamboat NORONIC. The deck above and the deck below are sagging. Water from the fire fighters lies in large puddles on the deck.