1904 - 2004This is the site of the former St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church (1857 to 1940) a mostly German immigrant parish. On Wednesday, June 15, 1904, the church chartered the excursion steamer, General Slocum, to take the members on the 17th annual Sunday school picnic. The steamer sailed up the East River, with some 1400 passengers aboard, when it entered the infamous Hell Gate passage, caught fire and was beached and sank on North Brother Island. It is estimated 1200 people lost their lives, mostly women and children, dying within yards of the Bronx shores.
2004 by Slocum Centennial Committee
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|Date Added||Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 at 7:02am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 585524 N 4508956|
|Decimal Degrees||40.72710000, -73.98725000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 43.626', W 73° 59.235'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 43' 37.56" N, 73° 59' 14.1" W|
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|Area Code(s)||212, 646, 917, 347, 718|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 325 E 6th St, New York NY 10003, US|
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