Chicago, Illinois: Eastland Disaster Plaque

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Address:
LaSalle St., Chicago, IL
Directions:
Downtown, south bank of the Chicago River, on the southeast corner of LaSalle St. and Wacker Drive.
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Eastland Disaster Plaque

A historical marker on the spot where a dock-side ship full of partying families tipped over and drowned 845 of them.

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Search for cursed Chicago cruiser wreckage

Volunteer divers are exploring a spot in the Chicago River, Chicago, IL, in search of wreckage from the "Cursed Cruise of Telephony." They hope to find pieces of the SS Eastland, an excursion steamer that capsized in 1915, killing over 800 people. The Eastland story will be part of an exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in February.

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[12/19/1999] Complete News Story


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