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Title:

Prinzess Irene Ashore at Fire Island

Creator:

A. Noble Chapman

Date:

April 6, 1911

Description:

On April 6, 1911, the German ocean liner "Prinzess Irene" struck a sand bar off Fire Island one mile east of Lone Hill (now Fire Island Pines.) She was carrying 1725 passengers, a crew of 263, and a large general cargo. Life saving units from Lone Hill, Point O'Woods, and Blue Point transferred all passengers to the liner Prince Frederick in the space of a few hours. Tugboats worked to free the ship, which was floated after 83 hours and was assisted to harbor in Hoboken, having suffered only minor damage.

Location:

Near Lone Hill (now Fire Island Pines), Fire Island, NY

Type:

glass plate negative; black and white prints; digital image Open in Browser 6 KB