Here are the final reports of some of the more notable disasters that have occurred within New York Harbor and its vicinity. They make for some heavy but informative reading.
The General Slocum, June 15th 1904 NY East River and Hell’s Gate (935 kb)
The Esso Brussels and Sea Witch, June 2nd 1973 NY Upper Bay and Narrows (4,351 kb)
The Texaco Massachusetts and the Alva Cape, June 16th 1966, The Kill Van Kull, Bergen Point, N.J. (841 kb)
The Marine Electric , February 12th 1983 30 nm East of Chincoteague, Va. in approx 120′ of water. (7,054 kb)
The Tug Scandia and Barge North Cape, January 19th, 1996 Off Rhode Island, Moonstone Beach. (1,582 kb)