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Old Posted Feb 28, 2009, 12:37 AM
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I would like to go back and remember July 24th 1915 when 845 lives, including 22 entire families, were lost on that summer day.


The death toll on that one summer day from the Eastland was four times as great as the Great Chicago Fire of 1871! The death toll of the Eastland was a few hundered under the sinking of the Lusitania that propelled the US in to the great war. The death toll number was more that 50% of the dead from the Titanic.

Let us never forget.






http://images.barnesandnoble.com/ima...00/9941686.jpg




http://www.eastlanddisaster.org/fujita7bdfireman.jpg




Eastland disaster, crowd standing behind police line on LaSalle Street looking south from Water Street
Chicago Daily News, Inc., photographer.





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Eastland Steamer Disaster, Funeral of the Sindelar Family, All 8 Members












http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Eastland







Credits to maritimequest

http://www.maritimequest.com/liners/...d/eastland.htm


Eastland seen between June 1914-July 1915 sailing for the St. Joseph-Chicago Steamship Company.






July 24, 1915: Eastland on her side in the Chicago River


July 24, 1915: Eastland on her side in the Chicago River. The tug Kenosha is seen bringing survivors from the wreck to the dock.




July 24, 1915: Bodies being removed from the Eastland.





July 24, 1915: A fireman has the grim task of carrying a dead baby from the wreck of the Eastland.






July 24, 1915: Bodies being removed from the Eastland.


July 24, 1915: One of the 844 dead being carried to the morgue.



July 1915: Inside the capsized Eastland.


August 14, 1915: The wreck of the Eastland being righted by the tug Favorite and a barge crane.


August 1915: The Eastland at the Halsted street dock.


USS Wilmette (Ex- Eastland) undergoing some refitting at Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois. Note only one stack is installed.


USS Wilmette seen at Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois in the 1930's.










































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