CATASTROPHE: Wind, Water & Woe

If a Southern Pacific train from the West had not been six hours late rolling into New Orleans late last fortnight, 356 men, women & children aboard a coastwise steamer would not have spent 48 hours face to face with Death in one of the most furious hurricanes that ever struck the Florida Keys. And if a Florida East Coast train had been dispatched an hour earlier, 410 other men, women & children might still be alive.

On French Reef. Scheduled to sail from New Orleans to New York at 11 a.m., the 8,000-ton...

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