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Collection: General Photograph Collection
Description: On Wednesday evening December 30, 1925 the crew of the Virginia V helped prevent a major tragedy from occuring in the waters under the 11th Street (Murray Morgan) Bridge. At 7:55 p.m. a municiple streetcar crashed through the steel gate that closed off 11th Street when the bridge was raised. The wooden streetcar broke apart as it plunged toward the water, spilling passengers as it fell. The crew of the Virginia V, docked near the bridge, sped to the rescue, pulling survivors to safety. An undetermined number of passengers were pulled from the water, including four who were injured. The death toll reached five. Pictured (l to r) are David Balduzi, Alfred Jergenson, Capt. Nels G. Christensen (at back), J. Christensen, Joe Brooks, Claude Williams and Al Torgeson. (TNT 12/31/1925, pg. 1) TPL-8547
Subjects: Mass transit--Tacoma--1920-1930; Sailors--1920-1930;
Image type: Black & White
Print type: Fiber base-Glossy
Print format: 8x10"
Rights: See Tacoma Public Library for specific rights and permissions.