Jul 12, 2018
Ever get the creeps from someone? Trust that instinct because sometimes that guy is the one who sets a ship on fire, makes a bomb and murders. In Ep. 49 Strange Country explores the life of George White Rogers, a radio operator who was deemed a hero in the Morro Castle disaster. But was he really? More a zero than a hero.
Theme music: Resting Place by A Cast of Thousands.
Cite your sources:
Blake, Sarah. “When the Wreckage of a Horrific Ship Disaster Became a Tourist Destination.” Atlas Obscura, Atlas Obscura, 10 Sept. 2013, www.atlasobscura.com/articles/morro-castle-disaster.
Hicks, Brian. When the Dancing Stopped The Real Story of the Morro Castle Disaster and Its Deadly Wake. Free Press, 2008.
Larson, Erik. “The Horror of Morro Castle Lives On.” Asbury Park Press, 8 Sept. 2016, www.app.com/story/news/history/erik-larsen/2016/09/08/horror-morro-castle-lives/89597224/.
Schmidt, Margaret. “About Bayonne: 75th Anniversary of Morro Castle Disaster Sparks Memories of Bayonne 'Hero'-Turned-Murderer.” The Jersey Journal, 9 Sept. 2009, www.nj.com/bayonne/index.ssf/2009/09/about_bayonne_75th_anniversary.html.