Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Charred Wreckage of Noronic Dining Room
Description
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
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.634444 Longitude: -79.370833
Copyright Statement
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Contact
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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.