East River

East River map The East River in New York City connects Upper New York Bay to Long Island Sound. In regards of steamboat history, the East River is the scene is the worst disaster in New York City’s history before the 9/11 attacks – the General Slocum fire in 1904.

Also, see our review of a great book about this disaster, “Ship Ablaze – The Tragedy of the Steamboat General Slocum“.