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  • Writer's picturePatricia Sutton - Author

Eastland Disaster? Never heard of it.

That's the usual response when I tell people that I have a new book coming out. Actually, first they just scrunch up their faces and look puzzled! So here are the facts:

When? July 24, 1915

Where? Chicago, Illinois

What happened? The SS Eastland capsized while still tied to a dock on the Chicago River, in 20 feet of water.

How many passengers aboard? 2,501

How many died? 844

Who were they? Mostly immigrant factory workers and their families. 90% were women and children.

Why? It's too complicated for a list, but...

Watch for my weekly blog and I'll tell you everything you need to know before you read:


The Forgotten Story of the SS Eastland Disaster.

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