29 The USS Eastland Tragedy

A tugboat rescues survivors from the Eastland.A victim is recovered from the hull of the Eastland. The Eastland rests on its side on the bottom of the Chicago River. The photo was taken from a fire tug while efforts continued to recover victims. The S.S. Eastland, known as the "Speed Queen of the Great Lakes," was part of a fleet of five excursion boats assigned to take Western Electric...