Morro Castle


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Morro Castle

(môr`ō), fort at the entrance to the harbor of Havana, Cuba. It was erected by the Spanish in 1589 to protect the city from buccaneers. The fort was also used as a prison. Morro Castle was captured by the British under Sir George Pocock in 1762. The fort at the entrance to the harbor of Santiago de Cuba is also called Morro Castle and was built shortly after the Morro Castle of Havana. It was taken by the American forces in the Spanish-American War (1898). Morro Castle on the harbor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, is also a picturesque old Spanish fort.
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1934 - Luxury passenger ship Morro Castle off New Jersey catches fire, 133 die.
They'll be launching themselves off a 27m high platform at the historic Morro Castle.
''It was an absolute passion to actually make it in Cuba where everything that is in the script happened, where the finca (farm) is where (Hemingway) lived, where his boat was, all the spots from the Morro Castle to Cojimar where he fished,'' director Bob Yari said.
As examples, Cardenas cites two locales she used for "Runner, Runner"--Fort San Felipe del Morro (aka Morro Castle), a 16th-century citadel on the northwestern tip of San Juan, and La Perla, a slum on the northeastern wall of Old San Juan that is home international drug traders, arms dealers and narcotics distributors.
Federal officials closed the popular San Felipe del Morro castle in Old San Juan.
SS MORRO CASTLE Sep 1934: Cruise ship from Cuba to New York caught fire - 137 died.
16-17: El Morro Castle in Old San Juan PR, one of the Western Hemisphere's oldest military forts will turn into a concert hall for Grammynominated pianist and composer Yanni, who will perform two concerts.
Its creation followed the tragic loss of life in the 1934 fire on the Morro Castle passenger ship, which moved Congress to pass the Merchant Marine Act in 1936.
For a start, the original draft found passengers in danger on the liner on which the story is set - but, just a few weeks before the show was due to open, a fire on board the passenger ship SS Morro Castle in heavy seas off the coast on New Jersey on September 8, 1934, caused the deaths of 137 passengers and crew.
When the dancing stopped; the real story of the Morro Castle and its deadly wake.
Depending on your visual sensitivity to chroma, as well as the rigidity or looseness of your intellectual categories, you will find at least one "Black," Morro Castle, perhaps a second, Delta, and maybe a third, Criss Cross, among the works presented by curators Harry Cooper and Megan R.
But just as rehearsals were to begin, the steamer Morro Castle caught fire just off New York on its way back from Havana; 135 people died in the much-publicized blaze.