|From Steamboat Disasters & Railroad Accidents |
in the United States by S.A. Howland
One year later, in response to the terrible loss of life, the US Congress passed a law requiring every sea-going vessel to carry at least one life vest for every person on board the ship.
Ocracoke native, Walter Howard, chronicled the story of the Home in vivid detail. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news100104.htm.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is about the Unionist North Carolina State Government established at Hatteras in 1861. You can read all about it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news092114.htm.