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  1862sultana
Sultana disaster received less attention than it should have, because it occurred at the time the funeral train of the assassinated Abraham Lincoln was traveling past huge crowds in Washington to the President’s burial place at Springfield, Illinois.
Sultana was in port, the Army decided that she could carry to the North a throng of Union soldiers from Confederate prisons, including the notorious Andersonville, who had assembled at Vicksburg.
Sultana swung ‘round a bend and began to labor her way past a cluster of islands known as the "Hen and Chickens," about seven miles north of Memphis, when her boilers suddenly exploded with a tremendous crash that was heard all the way back to Memphis.
www.navyandmarine.org /ondeck/1862sultana.htm   (3230 words)

  
 Sultana (steamboat) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The steamboat Sultana was a Mississippi River paddlewheeler which was destroyed in an explosion on 27 April 1865, the greatest maritime disaster in United States history.
Sultana had been contracted by the United States government to transport these former prisoners of war back to their homes in the north.
The official cause of the Sultana disaster was determined to be mismanagement of water levels in the boiler, exacerbated by "careening." The Sultana was severely overcrowded and top heavy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sultana_(steamboat)   (788 words)

  
 Sadira write of Sultana for the Gilded Serpent
Sultana's costumes were unique, and one always wondered how her ample attributes were able to stay ensconced in her bra.
Sultana could hold the audience in the palm of her hand, and she had innovative costuming and makeup techniques that also became a highlight of her workshops.
Sultana was like the Phoenix who woke the dying embers of the North Beach scene into a new life...but when she unexpectedly left to return to the Los Angeles scene to dance, the fire died down.
www.gildedserpent.com /articles19/sierrasultana.htm   (1600 words)

  
 Sultana Disaster Online - Sultana Memorials
One of the two Memphis markers for the Sultana is tucked away in a corner of the nearly inaccessible Elmwood Cemetery.
Part of the city's National Steamboat Monument, this Sultana plaque is engraved in metal and shows a photo of the ship's final and most famous photograph (the original copy of this photo is supposedly in the local library).
Marion, AR Early on April 27, 1865, the overcrowded steamboat Sultana exploded on the Mississippi River near Marion, Arkansas.
www.sultanadisaster.com /mems.htm   (1155 words)

  
 Disaster on the Mississippi: The Sultana Tragedy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
But because the Sultana went down when it did, the disaster was not well covered in the newspapers or magazines, and was soon forgotten.
In 1863, the Sultana was built in Cincinnati and began sailing the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, mainly from St. Louis to New Orleans.
She was state of the art, including the most modern safety equipment--safety gauges that fused open when the internal boiler pressure reached 150 pounds per square inch, three fire-fighting pumps, a metallic lifeboat and a wooden yawl, 300 feet of fire hose, thirty buckets, five fire-fighting axes and 76 life belts.
news.nationalgeographic.com /news/2001/05/0501_river5.html   (1230 words)

  
 Akron & Summit County History: Sultana Disaster
The Sultana was a Mississippi River side-wheeler paddle boat that was 260 feet long and designed to carry a legal capacity of 376 passengers (by comparison the Titanic was 882 feet long and carried 2,220 passengers).
Between 7 to 8 miles north of Memphis, the Sultana exploded with a horrific sound that could be heard ten miles away … seconds later, a brilliant and violent fireball could be seen in the sky.
Without detailing all the problems of the ill-fated Sultana, it is recognized that the boat, which in addition to being grossly overloaded, had defective boilers that had been recently, but marginally, repaired at least three times and it was bucking an unusually strong current of the flood-stricken Mississippi River.
www.akronhistory.org /sultana.htm   (949 words)

  
 The Sultana: Death on the Dark River
Somewhere aboard the Sultana was a ten foot alligator in a stout wooden cage...
Slowly, the worst of the flames died down, and finally with the mooring ropes still holding what was left of the Sultana gave up the hopeless struggle and sank, with a great noise of hissing and a huge pillar of smoke and steam rising toward the sky.
So the Sultana was gone, and it remained to count the dead and to try to find out just why the disaster had happened.No definite count of the casualties was possible because there did not exist any really complete list of the number of men aboard at the time.
www.rootsweb.com /~genepool/sultana.htm   (2884 words)

  
 Civil War St. Louis: The Boatburners
When the Sultana exploded and burned, as many as 1800 people were killed—as many Union soldiers died on the river that night as died on the battlefield of Shiloh.
The article, "The Sultana: A Case for Sabotage," published in North and South magazine looks at the possibility that the Sultana was destroyed by sabotage; the first time, to my knowledge, that there has been credible evidence of sabotage investigated in 136 years.
Sultana herself, Mason the captain, Louden, and Streetor all had ties and links that went far deeper, and were far more involved, than a single act on a horrible night on the river near Memphis.
www.civilwarstlouis.com /boatburners   (2010 words)

  
 SULTANA
At just over 95 feet and 75 tons, the Sultana was small for a warship, but she seemed sturdy and seaworthy-well suited, the Royal surveyors thought, for enforcing import and export duties.
Sailed to England for refitting in the summer of 1768, the Sultana returned to the northern New England coast that fall and found a very angry Boston waiting for her.
Sultana smacked against her biggest dose of colonial resistance in 1771, when she captured a deserter from her crew in a smaller vessel off Newport, Rhode Island.
www.washcoll.edu /wc/news/washmag/fall1998/page23.html   (848 words)

  
 Mount Foraker Sultana Climbing Expedition Guided by Alaska Mountaineering School
To gain access to the Sultana Ridge, we first climb the Southeast Ridge of MT Crosson which is a good climb in itself.
Sultana, which means "woman," or "wife" (of Denali) is the Tanaina name for Mt. Foraker.
Alaska Grade III is given to the Sultana because of its high altitude, exposure, cornicing, crevasses and sustained climbing.
www.climbalaska.org /foraker-sultana.html   (2347 words)

  
 The Sultana Project
The Sultana project is the recreation of the a two-masted schooner built in Boston in 1767.
The documentation by the Royal Navy of the Sultana was extensive and complete, and it caught the eye of some visionaries on the Eastern Shore over 200 years later, who decided to reconstruct her.
The schooner Sultana was launched in March of 2001 and will commence its role as a classroom in July.
www.lnsart.com /sultana_project.htm   (502 words)

  
 Sultana: A Case for Sabotage--Gene Salecker's Rebuttal
Robert Louden, saboteur of the Sultana, WAS convicted in a court of law of sabotaging steamboats on the Mississippi (Dec. 1863).
The 1888 newspaper article quotes Streetor as stating, “A torpedo in a lump of coal was carried aboard the steamer at Memphis and deposited in the coal pile in front of the boilers for the express purpose of causing her destruction.
When the Sultana went up river from Vicksburg, after having her boilers cleaned and repaired, the boat was a bit top-heavy because of all of the prisoners crowded onto her upper decks.
www.civilwarstlouis.com /boatburners/salecker.htm   (12805 words)

  
 Princess Trilogy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
When Sultana's niece is forced into an arranged marriage with a cruel, depraved older man and a royal cousin's secret harem of sex slaves is revealed, Sultana's attempts at intervention in their various plights are thwarted.
In the process of recording Sultana's life, the Princess Trilogy also recounts the lives of other women around her: her mother, sisters, aunts, girlfriends, women servants, as well as the lives of other significant women who she seeks out or meets by chance.
The veil is lifted and western stereotypes are destroyed as readers follow the lives of Sultana and those of her family members inside their own homes, without the covering of veils or the artificiality of the public ceremony with outsiders.
www.jeansasson.com /princess_trilogy.htm   (1371 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Princess Sultana's Circle: Books: Jean P. Sasson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Sasson and Saudi Princess Sultana follow their earlier accounts of social oppression of women in Arabia with one that focuses on the Saudi royal family and how, despite its wealth and relative freedom from social conventions, its men continue to oppress women.
Although Sultana's husband is a more enlightened man, she reveals that even she has a drinking problem, brought on by the stress of helplessly witnessing inequities.
Sultana isn't always the most likable character- but, at least in the version written by Sasson, she freely admits this.
www.amazon.com /Princess-Sultanas-Circle-Jean-Sasson/dp/0967673712   (2243 words)

  
 Sultana   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Sultana (SP-134) was built in 1889 by Henderson and Robbins at Erie Basin, N. On 4 May 1917, Mrs.
Harriman of New York City loaned the steam yacht to the United States Navy under a free lease; and she was commissioned on 27 May 1917, Lt. E.
Sultana was fitted out at the New York Navy Yard, and she joined a special patrol force at Tompkinsville, N.Y., on 6 June.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/s19/sultana.htm   (189 words)

  
 SULTANA
Sultana, 54, stands by his statements and is adamant he was held prisoner in Laos during the Vietnam War.
Sultana is commander of the Colfax Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Post 2003 and also the Sierra Vista Community Center's president, Colfax Planning Commissioner, Colfax Veterans Memorial Building board of trustee member and a Colfax Pride member.
Sultana is suspended from all positions or duties in Colfax that have a requirement of trust.
www.pownetwork.org /phonies/phonies70.htm   (5889 words)

  
 Arkansas Stories - Arkansas History Music, Videos, and Information - Education Resources
Although the Sultana disaster was reported in newspapers across the country, it was overshadowed by the assassination of President Lincoln and by other events coming at the close of the war.
Trace the route of the Sultana from Natchez, Mississippi, to Memphis, Tennessee, on a map.
The Sultana was designed to carry 376 people but was crowded with close to 2000 Union soldiers returning to their homes after the Civil War.
www.arkansasstories.com /SultGuide.html   (2198 words)

  
 The Sultana Tragedy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
One of the most egregious examples of that principle was the explosion and subsequent sinking of the “Sultana“ riverboat just after the end of the war between the states.
In fact the worst maritime disaster in American history was the explosion of the Sultana which took the life of at least 1,240 (you will see estimates up to 1,700) people, more than the Titanic.
When the Sultana reached Vicksburg she had a current payload of about 90 passengers, a cargo which included a hundred hogsheads of sugar and a hundred head of assorted livestock.
www.memphishistory.org /Events/TheSultanaTragedy/tabid/201/Default.aspx   (1251 words)

  
 The Sultana Tragedy
The steamer was commandeered by the Union Army during the war to carry soldiers and material for the war effort.
Those crowding aboard the Sultana for that fateful trip were described as walking skeletons, many of them carried aboard in litters.
The survivors were lucky enough to find a piece of wreckage to cling to as they paddled or swam to shore, or they managed to launch a lifeboat from the blazing hulk.
perdurabo10.tripod.com /themindofjamesdonahue/id562.html   (600 words)

  
 Sultana Disaster Online Museum & Archives
Chester Berry, 20th Michigan Infantry, captured at Cold Harbor (June 2 1864), interred in Andersonville Prison, survivor of the Sultana disaster, and author of "Loss of the Sultana and Reminiscences of Survivors" (1892), died in New Jersey on November 22, 1926 of a cerebral hemorrhage.
Sultana documentarian Mike Marshall's son Bradley recently created a searchable database of Sultana passengers that can be found at the River Rock Entertainment site.
The Sultana Association, founded by Knoxville attorney Norman Shaw, engraved their names in the Sultana monument at the cemetery, 2500 Maryville Pike.
www.sultanadisaster.com   (1722 words)

  
 Sultana Jamal
Some of her students are among the top professional performers in the Portland, Oregon area today, four of her former students are now teaching and numerous students have won awards.
Sultana travels to Egypt at least once a year where she constantly increases her knowledge of this awesome dance form.
Sultana offers belly dance classes through local parks and recreation districts and in her own studio as well as an introductory class at a Beaverton restaurant.
www.bellydancelessons.com   (194 words)

  
 Sultana Village
Sultana Village offers the perfect venue for those who wish to getaway.
At Sultana, listening to the sounds of nature is a favorite pastime.
Sultana Village consists of 30 rooms, simple, but comfortable and very clean.
www.sinai4you.com /sultana   (181 words)

  
 Sultana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Sultana, the first ship from the Sultanate of Oman to visit the new world bearing the personal greetings and the representative of Sultan Sayyid Said ibn Sultan in 1840
Sultana is also a reconstruction of the 1768 schooner which was launched in 2001
Sultana was a very famous dacoit at Najibabad in Western U.P. in early 20th century
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sultana   (227 words)

  
 American and Arkansas History Music - The Sultana Steamboat - Education Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Nobody knows exactly what caused the explosion, but it is known that a leaky boiler had been patched while the boat was tied up downriver at Natchez with the boilerman protesting the whole time that an extensive overhaul was needed.
Some of the soldiers and a few of the handful of other passengers and crew were able to swim, to grab floating timbers, or to lash together makeshift rafts.
A young man enlisting in the Confederate Army anywhere near the place that would become the Sultana's graveyard would have been likely to join a unit that would find its way to "Bloody Shiloh." Casualties were heavy on both sides at Shiloh, and both sides took an extraordinary number of prisoners of war.
www.arkansasstories.com /sultana-two   (630 words)

  
 worst ship disaster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
When the huge riverboat Sultana went down in 1865, the death toll was 1,547 even more than the 1,512 lives lost on the Titanic.
Shortly after the war ended, the Sultana was ordered to Vicksburg, Miss., to bring home Union soldiers who'd been held prisoner at Andersonville, a Confederate prison camp.
On April 14, Abraham Lincoln had been shot and papers were still following up the story The Sultana was relegated to a few paragraphs in the back pages and was soon forgotten.
www.ezl.com /~fireball/Disaster01.htm   (377 words)

  
 USN Ships--USS Sultana (SP-134)
Sultana, a 390 gross ton steam yacht built at Erie Basin, New York, in 1889, was leased by the Navy in May 1917 and placed in commission as USS Sultana (SP-134).
USS Sultana was stricken from the Navy list in February 1919 and returned to her owner.
Sultana was delivered to the Navy on 4 May 1917 and commissioned on 27 May 1917 as USS Sultana (SP-134).
www.history.navy.mil /photos/sh-usn/usnsh-s/sp134.htm   (379 words)

  
 Terror on the Mississippi: The Sultana Disaster, Part III
As for the Sultana, Louden had been drinking heavily when he made his confession to Streetor, and Streetor was indeed leading the witness when he asked specifically about the Sultana.
The Sultana was also one of the first boats to be equipped with a new style boiler called the Elder boiler.
The captain of the Sultana, James Cass Mason, was from St. Louis as was Robert Louden, William Streetor, Thomas Courtenay (inventor of the coal torpedo), and the leader of the boat-burners, Mr.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/16957/99652   (598 words)

  
 Yoel Ben-Simhon-Sultana Music-oud
As the founder of New York-based Sultana Ensemble, Yoel Ben-Simhon delves deep into his personal roots to strike that right balance -- drawing on the sounds of his Moroccan-Jewish heritage, while using his experiences as a professional musician in the United States to reconnect this music to the Arab classical tradition.
Now, with the Sultana Ensemble - named in the memory of his beloved grandmother - Ben-Simhon comes full circle, with a deeply personal album that was a lifetime in the making.
Bassist Emmanuel Mann comes to the Sultana ensemble via France - where he studied jazz composition in Paris - and Israel, where he made a name for himself as one of the country's top bassists; joining acclaimed ethnic ensemble Habrera Hativeet and co-founding the Bustan Abraham ensemble, which brought together Arab and Jewish traditions.
www.sultanamusic.com /sultanaensemble/presskit.php   (1628 words)

  
 Association of Sultana Descendants & Friends - Who We Are
The Association of Sultana Descendants and Friends is a loose knit organization whose main goal is the preservation and spreading of the story of the passengers of the ill fated steamboat Sultana, that exploded on April 27th, 1865 and claimed over 1600 lives.
It turned out that their fathers had been close friends and, coincidentally, were the last two members of the survivors of the 3rd Tenn. from the Knoxville area to pass away.
Determined that the Sultana should not be forgotten, Potter researched newspaper accounts, the three existing books on the subject, and previously unused military and government documents." (from The Sultana Tragedy).
www.sultanadisaster.com /sultorg/who.htm   (1177 words)

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