Archive for December 2014

The Picnic That Never Was - A Visit to Michigan City, IN

The Picnic That Never Was - A Visit to Michigan City, IN
  New Year’s is a time for all of us to celebrate with family, friends, and co-workers in anticipation of a bright new year filled with endless possibilities. The 2500 passengers on the Eastland that last fateful day had also anticipated a joyous celebration –  The 5th Annual Western Electric Employees Picnic. The Eastland was... Read more »

St. Mary's of Czestochowa's Role in the Eastland Saga

St. Mary's of Czestochowa's Role in the Eastland Saga
For billions of Christians around the world, Christmas Day is a time of great rejoicing as we celebrate the birth of baby Jesus. For the employees of Western Electric Hawthorne Works in Cicero (the passengers on the Eastland) the Christmas season would have been equally as important. Many employees settled in the area around the Hawthorne... Read more »

A Review of New Eastland Book, Ashes Under Water by Michael McCarthy

A Review of New Eastland Book, Ashes Under Water by Michael McCarthy
Not many of us would have the tenacity, patience, or energy to research one particular subject for twelve years, but that was precisely what Michael McCarthy, author of Ashes Under Water: The SS Eastland and the Shipwreck that Shook America, did. He accomplished the seemingly impossible feat of compiling a mass of new information and... Read more »
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