Thursday Evening Lecture Series
04 Apr 07:00 PM
Until 04 Apr, 08:30 PM 1h 30m

SS Eastland: the Titanic of the Great Lakes

place Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48306 expand_more
Organized by arrow_forward_ios Rochester-Avon Historical Society

Join Rochester-Avon Historical Society and local historian Alex Kercher for a fascinating talk about the SS Eastland, the Titanic of the Great Lakes on Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm.

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. If the Titanic is the story of hubris, the Eastland is a tale of unintended consequences. 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, or call 248-266-5440 and leave us a message.

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