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By Alvin F. Oickle

For passengers of the steamboat Wawaset, August eight, 1873, all started with a delightful cruise from Washington, D.C., down the Potomac River. because the Wawaset got here into sight of a small Virginia touchdown, hearth broke out less than decks, and frantic passengers leapt from the flames in basic terms to be pulled down through the quick waters. writer Alvin F. Oickle places a human face to the tragedy as he profiles a few of the seventy-five who perished, between them younger mom Alethea grey and 6 individuals of the Reed relations. With a fast moving kind and firsthand money owed, Oickle masterfully narrates the final run of the Wawaset opposed to the backdrop of a demanding post-Civil struggle society.

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By Alvin F. Oickle

For passengers of the steamboat Wawaset, August eight, 1873, all started with a delightful cruise from Washington, D.C., down the Potomac River. because the Wawaset got here into sight of a small Virginia touchdown, hearth broke out less than decks, and frantic passengers leapt from the flames in basic terms to be pulled down through the quick waters. writer Alvin F. Oickle places a human face to the tragedy as he profiles a few of the seventy-five who perished, between them younger mom Alethea grey and 6 individuals of the Reed relations. With a fast moving kind and firsthand money owed, Oickle masterfully narrates the final run of the Wawaset opposed to the backdrop of a demanding post-Civil struggle society.

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