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Title Reference image: View from river of tugboats fighting fire on Piers 5 & 6, Hoboken, August, 1921.
Object Name Photograph, Illustration
Catalog Number 2001.022.0005.22
Collection Hoboken Fire Collection
Credit Museum Collection.
Description Reference image: View from river of tugboats(fireboats) fighting fire on Piers 5 & 6, Hoboken, August, 1921. The ocean liner S.S. Leviathan is in the background.

As found printed on page [7]: Hoboken New Jersey 1855-1955, Souvenir booklet from Hoboken Centennial. cf. archive catalog 2001.022.0005. The pier fire was fought under the supervision of Fire Department Chief John J. Gilday. Caption notes that a Hoboken astrologer, Gustav Meyer, predicted the exact day of the fire to Chief Gilday. It also notes that 5,000 war dead on Piers 3 and 4 were removed along with one moored ship.

Not credited, but original image is probably from the Historical Picture Collections of the Hoboken Public Library.
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Photographer n/a
Place Hoboken
Date 1921-1921
Year Range from 1921
Year Range to 1921
People Gilday, John J.
Meyer, Gustav
Search Terms
Port of Embarkation
World War I
S.S. Leviathan
Orig/copy Reproduction
Imagefile 001\2001022000522.JPG
Classification War
Transportation
Ships
Pier
Military
Men
Docks
Death
Funerals
Fires
Disasters
Tugboats