CANADA: Cruise of Death

Cleveland Druggist Sanford Newman and his wife had planned the cruise as their first real vacation in 15 years. They bought new clothes, left their two children at home and boarded the Canada Steamship Lines' Noronic (6,905 tons), queen of the company's Great Lakes fleet, for her last trip this year to the Thousand Islands. When the ship tied up at Toronto's Pier 9 for an overnight stop, the Newmans went ashore for a movie, found the theaters jammed, came back to the ship to play gin rummy in the lounge. At 2:25 a.m. they smelled smoke, dropped their...

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