Composition Essay - The article from the New Yorker that I...

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The article from the New Yorker that I chose is called, “When the Towers Fell.” This article starts off with a story about a three-story boat called the General Slocum. The General Slocum was going up the East River, towards the Long Island Sound, when a fire started on the ship, leading to oil barrels on the ship exploding. The fire spread until the whole ship was aflame. For some reason, the captain didn’t or wasn’t able to steer towards shore, and kept going straight on the river. The ship’s crew didn’t know how to adequately react to a fire situation, the lifeboats were bolted to the ships and therefore unusable, and the life jackets were rotting. All of this led to a disastrous situation. People were forced to jump off of the ship, where most of them drowned due to heavy clothes and lack of any flotation devices. One thousand out of the thirteen hundred people aboard the ship died that night, the worst disaster to hit New York until the terrorist attack on September 11
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This note was uploaded on 09/19/2011 for the course EGLISH E1011 taught by Professor Ms.thompson during the Spring '11 term at Broward College.

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