Posts Tagged ‘chicago river’

Strollin’ on the River



Grab your parasols and walking sticks! The Chicago Steampunks will be strolling along the Chicago River on Sunday, June 12, 2016. We will meet at 12pm, at noon, on the Riverwalk at the southwest corner of the Clark Street Bridge. …

Happy Shovel Day!


shovel_day_0817On September 3, 1892, President Frank Wenter of the Board of Trustees of the Sanitary District dug the first shovelful of the Sanitary and Ship Canal. He broke ground for an architectural marvel: the reversal of the Chicago River.…

The Eastland Disaster


EastlandThis year saw the 98th anniversary of the Eastland disaster. On July 24, 1915, the SS Eastland sank in the Chicago River, taking with it 848 lives.

The tragedy owes something to the sinking of the Titanic. After the …

Sunday’s a Good Day to be a Steampunk in the Chicago Area


Pocket Guide to Hell Tours and Reenactments invites you back in time for “Like a Secondhand Sea,” on Sunday, July 15 from 12-2:00 PM at the park across from the River East Arts Center (corner of Illinois and McClurg Ct).…