SS Eastland Titanic of the Great Lakes

Join Rochester-Avon Historical Society and local historian Alex Kercher for a fascinating talk about the SS Eastland, the Titanic of the Great Lakes.

Although few have heard of it, anyone who hears the story will never forget it. The SS Eastland was the greatest loss of life in a maritime disaster on the Great Lakes when she flipped onto her side in the Chicago River in 1915.

Hear the ill-fated tale from construction, sinking, salvage and legacy.

This event is free for RAHS members. Nonmembers are asked to consider a $5 suggested donation at the door. Registration is required. Register by clicking the “Get Tickets Now” link, send an email to [email protected], or call 248-266-5440.

SS Eastland Titanic of the Great Lakes (photo by Eastland)

What:          SS Eastland: the Titanic of the Great Lakes lecture

When:         Thursday, April 04, 2024

Where:        Rochester Hills Museum @ Van Hoosen Farm (1005 Van Hoosen Rd, Rochester Hills, MI)

Time:          7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Cost:           Free for RAHS members/ $5.00 for non-members

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