Ceremony marks anniversary of SS Eastland disaster

July 24, 2011 (CHICAGO)

The Eastland Disaster Historical Society hosted a ceremony to mark the anniversary. They gathered at the river's edge between LaSalle and Clark streets.

At the end of the ceremony, the Coast Guard laid a bouquet of flowers into the Chicago River at the site of the disaster.

The Eastland Disaster Historical Society was formed by a family whose ancestors survived the tragedy.

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