This DVD includes exciting stories such as:
— The 1860 loss of the Lady Elgin,
— the 1857 burning of the steamer Louisville,
— the steamer Globe explosion in the Chicago River,
— the destructive 1849 Chicago River flood.
Also: Explore dramatic stories and shipwrecks of:
— Chicago’s worst tragedy: the Eastland disaster!
— the Wings of the Wind schooner, sunk in 1866.
— exactly which ships were destroyed in the 1871 fire!
— the schooner Wells Burt, lost with all hands in 1883.
— the 1912 loss of Chicago’s Christmas Tree Ship, the tragic schooner Rouse Simmons!
— ships sunk by ice: the Flora M. Hill and the Iowa.
— the 1927 sinking of the excursion steamer Favorite.
— the legendary Prohibition speakeasy ship Rotarian.
— Chicago’s unique and tragic diesel barge Material Service.
PLUS the Seabird, David Dows, Tacoma, and many more!
Find out about ships purposely sunk in modern times:
— the huge ferry ship The Straits of Mackinac, 2003
— The historic ex-Coast Guard ship Buccaneer, 2010