The sinking of the Titanic caused great loss of lives. Many believed that if there were adequate lifeboats, the number of deaths could be lower. Following the tragedy of the Titanic, shipmakers introduced smarter safety regulations to increase passenger safety in other ships. That didn’t help much though. It even played part in the death 800 people. Having enough lifeboats in Eastland ship doubled the problem rather than providing a solution. It was in 1915 when the Eastland rolled several seconds after it took off and killed 844 of the 2,500 people inside the ship. The heavy boat’s weight made it lose control leading to the disaster.
The Eastland, docked at the Clark Street Bridge, never left the Chicago River. Tragedy struck as the ship rolled over into the river at the wharf’s edge. More than 2,500 passengers and crew members were on board that day – and 844 people lost their lives, including 22 entire families.