Raw video : High winds have ripped a cruise ship from its dock, breaking the vessel's gangway as passengers were disembarking and tipping an elderly man into the sea. The MSC Fantasia's mooring ro
Chicago's SS Eastland Disaster Killed More Passengers Than the Titanic and the Lusitania. Why Has It Been Forgotten?
Chicago’s working poor were expecting a day in luxury. They instead faced a horrific calamity on Lake Michigan By Susan Q. Stranahan , smithsonian.com October 27, 2014 At 7:18 a.m. o
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WRITTEN BY ALAN BELLOWS At a pier on the Chicago River on 24 July 1915, as the passenger steamer SS Eastland prepared to embark across lake Michigan, chief engineer Joseph Erickson grew increa
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Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States | Leaked: Aug-4-2013 in History