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Eastland (Propeller), U200031, capsized, 24 Jul 1915


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EASTLAND Steamer, Capsized in the Chicago River, July 24, 1915 and approximately 800 persons being drowned. Vessel righted by the Great Lakes Towing Co. August 13th. at a cost of $34,500; sold at Public Auction at Chicago to Illinois Naval Reserve, to be remodeled.
      The Marine Review, February 1916


Steam screw EASTLAND. U. S. No. 200031. Of 1961 gross tons;1218 tons net. Built Port Huron, Mich., 1903. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 265.0 x 38.2 x 19.5 Passenger service. Crew of 74. Of 3,000 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessels List, U. S., 1906
     
NOTE:-- renamed WILMETTE
     


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Reason: capsized
Lives: 800
Remarks: Recovered
Date of Original:
1915
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Local identifier:
McN.W.9821
Language of Item:
English
  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.8867 Longitude: -87.63728
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Eastland (Propeller), U200031, capsized, 24 Jul 1915