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September 08, 2006


C.V.(Bud) Norris

I have the list of dead and missing passengers and crew and a photo of rescued crew members.
If you would be interested,I will send you copies?

ann riggs

Can you tell me how to go about getting the crew list for the Morro Castle? My Grandfather was supposedly a cook on that fateful ship-he survived, but he was divorced from my grandmother at the time and I never did get to meet him........

Thanks for your help.



This was a favorite fireside story on stormy nights in my grandmother's home, with the wind rattling the casements and rain beating in sheets against the panes. The curse of family archival work is constantly regretting the questions not asked of older generations and the notes not taken, but reconstructing histories like this one from 20-year old-memories, family papers, and good old gumeshoe detective work, updated for this modern age of DSL and Google, certainly help to fill in some of the gaps and sometimes set the record straight!


I'd read about the Morro Castle at some point before and really enjoyed reading through the links you provided - thanks!

My family was still living in Jersey City in the 30's so this story isn't part of our history of the Jersey shore.

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