Saturday morning, relatives took a private cruise, boarding the exact spot where passengers of the Eastland did.
One relative told how her mother, age three at the time, survived.
"She survived by hanging onto her father's neck for dear life," said Carol Gilchrist. "What did she see? What did she hear during this horrific time?"
A sunset ceremony took place on the riverwalk Saturday night, when 844 candles were lit, one for each of the lives that were lost.