Captain Kurt Carlsen at Idlewild

Thursday, January 17, 1952

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

News coverage of Captain (Henrik) Kurt Carlsen's arrival in New York. He was the captain of the "Flying Enterprise," which sank in January, 1952. Captain Carlsen was dubbed "Captain Stay-Put" because he refused to leave his ship as it sank. [Captain's name misspelled "Carlson" on label.]

See also LT508/69547.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 68449
Municipal archives id: LT8


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