The Eastland Disaster

The Eastland Disaster (HM15R5)

Location: Chicago, IL 60601 Cook County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 53.224', W 87° 37.941'

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While still partially tied to its dock at the river's edge, the excursion steamer Eastland rolled over on the morning of July 24, 1915. The result was one of the worst maritime disasters in American history. More than eight hundred people lost their lives within a few feet of the shore. The Eastland was filled to overflowing with picnic-bound Western Electric Company employees and their families when the tragedy occurred. Investigations following the disaster raised questions about the ship's seaworthiness and inspection of Great Lakes steamers in general.
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HM NumberHM15R5
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Year Placed2000
Placed ByThe Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, The Eastland Disaster Historical Society, The City of Chicago, and the Illinois State Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 4:39am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 447537 N 4637430
Decimal Degrees41.88706667, -87.63235000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 53.224', W 87° 37.941'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 53' 13.44" N, 87° 37' 56.46" W
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Area Code(s)312, 773, 630
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7646-7752 Chicago Riverwalk, Chicago IL 60601, US
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