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The Sinking of the Andrea Doria Ends an Era

The Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria wasn't supposed to sink. She was engineered  using lessons learned from the Titanic. But on a calm summer day in peacetime, she sank off the Nantucket coast in the most shocking maritime disaster since the Titanic. The Andrea ...

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The Hoosac Tunnel Disaster of 1867

Scribner's sketch showing the attempted rescue of trapped workers.

The Hoosac Tunnel disaster killed 13 miners in 1867, but the tunnel took the lives of an estimated 180 workers during decades of construction. All those lost lives convinced some workers the Hoosac Tunnel had a curse on it. Some walked off ...

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