How could a tragedy of this scale happen on the Chicago River? What went wrong on that fateful morning of July 24, 1915? Discover the complete history of the S.S. Eastland Disaster.


Use our interactive lists to learn about the passengers, responders and others involved in the Eastland Disaster. Read their personal stories and perspectives about this shocking moment in Chicago history.


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