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Episode 67: Violet Jessop, The Effie Afton, and more Shipwrecks

from  The Past and The Curious: A History Podcast for Kids and Families

Apr 29, 2022


Violet Jessop survived not one, not two, but three shipwrecks involving White Star Line's incredible Olympic-class ships, including the Titanic. The Effie Afton was not so lucky. This steamboat was part of the struggle between railroads and riverboats, and she crashed into the only bridge on the Mississippi River, two weeks after it opened.

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