Saturday, July 28, 2012

Steamship Eastland and Chicago River


I've run across another Eastland Steamer postcard that I've added to my collection. The Eastland was a steamer that has quite a history. This card was printed in Germany by the Hugh C. Leighton Co. (1906-1909)  of Portland, Maine. If you haven't seen my Eastland page, here is the kink"


1 comment:

  1. Yes, quite a history. It's hard to fathom (pardon the pun) how the construction of such a large vessel could be so poorly designed. Clearly a lot of thought had to go into its planning....how did they not see that it was top-heavy?! It's also amazing that, given the loss of life, that the incident is all but forgotten.

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