Barb and Ted Wachholz recount the Eastland Disaster with Phil Manicki

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FILE – In this July 24, 1915 file photo, passengers are rescued as they stand atop the Eastland passenger ship after the vessel capsized in the Chicago River in downtown Chicago. The Eastland Disaster Historical Society is planning events this summer to mark the 100th anniversary of the disaster, in hope that the events educate Chicago-area residents about the more than 840 people who died when the ship sand in the Chicago River on July 24, 1915.(AP Photo/File)

Phil Manicki, in for Matt Bubala, calls up Barb and Ted Wachholz of the Eastland Disaster Historical Society to talk about the SS Eastland’s wreck, which just had it’s anniversary on July 24th. During the discussion, Barb shares her grandmother’s grim experience on the ship as well as other chilling details of the event.

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