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Middle Village -- Steamboats
The Flames of Hell Gate / W. Randel. American Heritage, XXX-6; p.62-63; Nov. 79.
A detailed account of the General Slocum, a steam boat that traveled around Long Island. The boat had several occasions of trouble, the last being a large gasoline fire that killed many of the passengers. Captain Van Schiack was charged for negligence and sent to prison for a short term sentence. Middle Neck is where many of the dead are buried.
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