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Morro Castle Exhibit Opens Sunday

InfoAge to host new exhibit opening this weekend

The Morro Castle, the ill-fated luxury liner that beached off Asbury Park in the 1930s, is the subject of a new exhibit at the , opening Sunday.

The SS Morro Castle, en route form Havana, Cuba, to New York, caught fire and burned on Sept. 8, 1934. The fire killed 137 passengers and crew. The ship beached off Asbury Park and stayed there for several months before it was towed and scrapped.

The new exhibit will feature items recovered from the ship and will be housed in the Shipwreck Museum at InfoAge.

The free opening is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

For more information, contact Dan Lieb at (732) 776-6261 or njhda@aol.com.

david March 28, 2012 at 02:08 PM
kudos to the info age staff! i am a frequent visitor and your exhibits are excellent! the world war II and scuba displays are amazing! i am so looking forward to the morro castle program. as a jersey shore summer beach lifeguard, i truly appreciate the herculean efforts of all those who, at great risk, rescued many on september 8, 1934 in asbury park. i promote your programs with students and staff @ my school! i wish more would go. perhaps this time many will come and take advantage of this golden educational opportunity for young and old, and all in between, so close to home. asbury park during the great depression, how more local and historic can you get?! keep up the great work infoagers!
darrell March 28, 2012 at 11:55 PM
How can I get there? Can I use 35 North. Coming from Brick. Is Sunday the only day it is open?
Steven J. Baeli March 30, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Some years ago I came across a very rare film of the Morro Castle showing the ship burning, and also some rather vivid scenes of dead bodies being taken from the water, etc. Its very short, but an interesting insight into the tragedy. You can access it either though my webpage on the Morro Castle here: http://www.ochistory.org/Morro_Castle.php or go directly to the film on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tp3uKXllHgc
Carol Fowler March 31, 2012 at 01:30 PM
NJ-35 N At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on NJ-35 N 3.4 mi Turn left onto Belmar Blvd/County Rd 18 E 0.4 mi Turn right onto Marconi Rd 0.2 mi Take the 2nd left to stay on Marconi Rd 0.2 mi Take the 1st right to stay on Marconi Rd 0.5 mi Turn left Destination will be on the left InfoAge - Science-Learning Center and Museum 2201 Marconi Rd Wall Township, NJ 07719
Mickey Brewster April 01, 2012 at 11:11 PM
Fascinating display. It is really the best unkept secret in Wall. Once you've been there you can't believe it's not packed with people. We can't wait to go back. Thank you to all the knowledgable volunteers.

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