SS Eastland

A while back, Spill shared his visit to the excellent Chicago Maritime Museum, and that prompted this post about the USS Wilmette. The Wilmette started life as the SS Eastland, which sank pierside, with great loss of life.

Now, gCaptain has uncovered long lost film of the aftermath of the sinking.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1l3xDi3KBU?feature=player_embedded]

And…

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxDsdn-Fa50?feature=player_embedded]

Of roughly 2500 passengers aboard, 844 were killed.