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S.S. Eastland Steamer Ship Shipwreck, Chicago Fire and Police Dept. Old PostcardVintage Old Postcard. USA. United States. Disaster Disasters. Ship Wreck. Shipwreck. S.S. Eastland. Members of Chicago Fire and Police Department engaged in the recovery of bodies from sunken hold of Steamer Eastland. Firemen. Fire Brigade. Firefighters.
Publisher: Max Rigot Selling Co. Chicago.
Background: The S.S. Eastland was a passenger ship based in Chicago and used for tours. On July 24, 1915, the ship rolled over onto her side while tied to a dock in the Chicago River. A total of 844 passengers and crew were killed in what was the largest loss of life from a single shipwreck on the Great Lakes.
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