Morro Castle disaster an unsolved mystery

4th September 2009, 09:21
OCEAN TOWNSHIP Seventy-five years ago the cruise ship Morro Castle, on its way to New York from Havana, Cuba, caught fire and grounded along the Asbury Park beachfront near Convention Hall, claiming 137 lives.

To commemorate the event and the lives of those lost, local historian and author Gary Crawford presented a lecture discussing the tragic circumstances of the Morro Castle's final cruise.

Held at the Old Oakhurst School on Aug. 18, the lecture gave attendees an opportunity to relive the events that took place onboard the ship when it burst into flames on Sept. 8, 1934.