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Baltimore reeled from tragedy 133 years ago at Tivoli pier

Today is the anniversary of a picnic excursion during the summer of 1883 that ended tragically along the banks of the Patapsco River. That July 23 morning began with families gathered at the Inner Harbor, boarding a barge pulled by a steam tug and bound for Tivoli, a privately owned park in eastern...

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