Chicago's Deadliest Disaster
July 24, 2018
One hundred and three years ago, on July 24, 1915, more than 800 people lost their lives in Chicago's deadliest tragedy, when a top-heavy boat rolled onto its side in the Chicago River just before leaving dock. It was only twenty feet from the shore. Watch this 2002 Chicago Stories episode about the Eastland Disaster. Plus, check out an augmented reality app that allows you to step back in time and come face-to-face with the disaster, on Chicago Tonight.