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S.S. Morro Castle Disaster (& 1st One-Way St.?) (& Jim Morrison)


S.S. Morro Castle Disaster (& 1st One-Way St.?) (& Jim Morrison)

The cruise ship S.S. Morro Castle was beached 100 feet from this building after catching fire on 9/8/34. 137 people died. These is a real plaque at a monument on the south side of the building.


Location: Asbury Park Convention Hall , 1300 Ocean Avenue , - Boardwalk, Asbury Park, New Jersey, 07712, United States
Listing Category: Beaches, Buildings, Deaths, Died Here, Disasters, Tragedies, Accidents, Famous People, Fires, Fire Companies, History, Human Interest, Memorials, Monuments, Plaques, Markers (real ones), Roads, Rock and Roll, Rock Stars, Springsteen, Bruce
Virtual / Real: Real
Created Date: 06-24-2018

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Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : There is a youtube video of a segment of Bruce Springsteen giving Matt Lauer a tour of Asbury Park, and Bruce said that bands that played the Convention Hall included the Who, Rolling Stones, and Janis Joplin, and that he and Patti (wife Patti Scialfa) saw the Doors there. They must have gone separately as it does not appear that they knew each other then. Springsteen himself has played the Convention Hall.
Date : 2012-10-31

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : See the entry on Cyber Plaque about 19-year-old Bruce Springsteen spurning Janis Joplins sexual advances at the Asbury Park Convention Hall.
Date : 2014-08-04

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