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Morro Castle, Mohawk and the End of the Ward Line : Part 5

Jim Kalafus concludes his account of the Morro Castle disaster and how it led to the rapid demise of the Ward Line. The end of the Line Oriente at Havana The Oriente had her first brush with notoriety in 1935, but compared to those that…

Morro Castle, Mohawk and the end of the Ward Line : Part 4

In part 4 of his epic history Jim Kalafus tells the story of another unlucky Ward Line ship. the Mohawk. Interlude In January 1935, as salvage crews worked to remove the Morro Castle from the beach at Asbury Park, the Ward Line's Havana…

Morro Castle, Mohawk and the End of the Ward Line : Part One

It has been almost 72 years since the Morro Castle, gutted, afire, and carrying the bodies of at least six luckless passengers and crew members was driven ashore, with visual impact worthy of a Hollywood production, just to the north of the new Convention Center at Asbury Park, New Jersey.