Today in History - June 15th, 1904 - General Slocum Disaster

Jun 15, 2024 by Harold Emanuel
At the time of the accident, she was on a chartered run carrying members of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church to a church picnic. An estimated 1,021 out of the 1,342 people on board died. The General Slocum disaster was the worst maritime disaster of the 20th century until the Titanic surpassed it eight years later in 1912.