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"Eastland: Chicago's Deadliest Day" on WTTW at Midnight Tonight

Discussion in 'Great Lakes Wrecking Crew' started by KathyV, Mar 13, 2021.

  1. KathyV

    KathyV ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Midwestern US
    The PBS WTTW 2019 documentary on the SS Eastland Disaster will air tonight at midnight (12 am on 3/14/21) so set your recorders if you'd like to watch it.

    Eastland: Chicago's Deadliest Day | | WTTW

    Sun, Mar 14 at 12:00 am on WTTW

    EASTLAND: CHICAGO'S DEADLIEST DAY is the dramatic story of how hundreds of immigrant factory workers and their families, setting out for leisurely summer cruise, died aboard a heavily loaded steamship that tipped over while still tied to the dock in downtown Chicago. ...and how the rich and powerful who were responsible got away with it. First-generation relatives of victims recount how the tragedy affected their families for decades while original court documents dug out of the National Archives reveal that the Eastland's owners knew of the ship's stability problems months before the disaster yet rolled the dice as innocent immigrant passengers boarded on July 24, 1915 for a Western Electric company picnic.

    The Eastland Disaster Killed More Passengers Than the Titanic and the Lusitania. Why Has It Been Forgotten? | History | Smithsonian Magazine
  2. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Great Lakes
    Thanks. Saw it when it was first broadcast last year.
    KathyV likes this.

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