Chicago Stories

The Eastland Disaster

Special | 50m 37s | Video has closed captioning.

On July 24, 1915, more than 800 people died in Chicago's deadliest disaster when the SS Eastland rolled onto its side in the Chicago River, only 20 feet from shore.

Aired: 07/20/18

Rating: NR

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