General Slocum's legacy is safe on ocean floor

10th July 2009, 08:36
UPPER TOWNSHIP - A dredging project to bring sand to the severely eroded beaches in Strathmere will not disturb what remains of one of the worst maritime disasters in the nation's history.

Ron Sinn made sure of that.

The story begins several weeks ago when Sinn, a retired party boat captain in Wildwood and now a marine safety advocate, heard about the beach-replenishment project, which includes dredging sand from Corsons Inlet, set to begin this summer. Sinn studies significant maritime disasters. He has massive files on many of them.