Chicago, Illinois — A new critical aspect of how EDHS communicates the history of the Eastland Disaster has been added to our website: a visual animation of the Eastland's movement on the morning of July 24, 1915.
Sebastian Burdon (Creative Not) has made this significant contribution to EDHS, giving us greater opportunity to educate the public through the Internet in how we portray the listing and capsizing of the ship.
For more than 15 years, EDHS has had a page on our website that recounted the timeline of that fateful Saturday morning. Our former Timeline webpage was historically accurate, describing the moment-by-moment listing of the S.S. Eastland while passengers were boarding. But we didn't have a technological piece developed to provide a visual element.
For the first time ever, we are now able to help you not only read about, but also visualize the movement of the ship through animation. Thanks exclusively to Sebastian's skills in creative design and motion graphics, we are excited to announce the newest enhancement to our evolving website -- a historically accurate animation of the movement of the Eastland as boarding took place.
Please visit our Timeline page to view the animation video. You will also find minute-by-minute details of that morning.
Note: Animation is condensed to less than one minute.