Monday, December 2 10:30 a.m.
On a September night in 1934, a luxury cruise liner, the Morro Castle, mysteriously caught fire at sea off the coast of New Jersey. Although many safety features had been built into the vessel, a series of errors and unfortunate events resulted in the complete destruction of the ship, with the loss of 134 lives. The Morro Castle drifted to the Asbury Park beach where it became a tourist attraction until it was finally towed away for scrap. Bernice Keebler is a retired teacher of English as a Second Language. A cum laude graduate of Dickinson College, she continued her education here and in France. She is the mother of a son, who makes electric violins and is in demand also as a tuner and voicer of pipe organs. She is a member of REAP, loves music and reading, and is always eager to learn something new.