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April 17, 2015
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When we think of the worst maritime disaster in the United States, we typically lean towards the sinking of the RMS Titanic on April 15, 1914, where 1,517 died. However, this wasn’t the worst in US history and this one happened 49 years before the Titanic.  The SS Sultana was a wooden steamboat built in 1963 specifically for the cotton trade along the lower Mississippi River. During the Civil War and when not carrying cotton, the Sultana ran between St. Louis…

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