Monday, May 11, 2009

Car Plunged Into The Gowanus 1921

Same spot, different outcome.
Almost 88 years separate the incident described in the article above and the virtually identical car crash into the Gowanus Canal this last Saturday. Both cars drove through barriers at DeGraw Street. However, this week-end's driver was very fortunate and survived. The crash victims in 1921 weren't so lucky.

Related Reading:
NEWS FLASH: Car Plunges Into Gowanus Canal Early On Saturday Morning
Car Drives Into Gowanus Canal: More Photos

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The coal gas plant on DeGraw that has never been cleaned up.

And the greasy waters of the canal sounds just like today!