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Ray LeBeau

Ray LeBeau

...began yelling about the perilous situation of the Eastland...

Ray LeBeau was walking to work at A. F. Mitchell & Son the morning of the Eastland Disaster.  As he crossed the Wells Street bridge, he was startled when he noticed the serious list of the Eastland.  Ray ran across the bridge to the Mitchell marine shop, two blocks away on the north side of the Chicago River at Orleans Street.  Ray entered the shop and began yelling about the perilous situation of the Eastland.  Because of Ray's immediate response to what he saw while crossing the Wells Street bridge, two tugs were immediately deployed to the scene.  These two tugs helped to save many lives.  Full story.

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