Great Lakes Now

Chicago’s Eastland Disaster

Clip: Episode 17 | 8m 46s | Video has closed captioning.

In 1915, a passenger ship called the Eastland capsized in the Chicago River, and it remains the deadliest maritime disaster in Great Lakes history. A new documentary captures the story of what some have called “the blue-collar Titanic.” Great Lakes Now host Ward Detwiler talks with the filmmakers.

Aired: 08/24/20

Rating: NR

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning

Great Lakes Now is a local public television program presented by DPTV.