|The ties of the S. S. Eastland to South Haven, Michigan are many. The ship was named by Mrs. David Reid, a South Haven resident. The Eastland was built and put into service in 1903, with its initial excursions being between South Haven and Chicago. The Eastland serviced South Haven from 1903 through 1906.
The Michigan Maritime Museum recently opened a new exhibit in South Haven, Michigan. This harbor town will feature "SS Eastland: America's Great Maritime Disaster." The exhibit will be open from April 28, 2002 through April 2003. Original artifacts, historical photographs, and memorabilia are featured in the exhibit.
The Eastland Disaster Historical Society was the partner to the Michigan Maritime Museum in designing the exhibit.
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