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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 27, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 3

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Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045487/1915-07-27/ed-1/seq-3/

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ing permits to vessels which they
knew should not be permitted to
sail the lakes, let alone carry pas
sengers. And if they didn't know
these things they are not fit men to
hold their position.
"One year ago we submitted to the
department of commerce reports of
Human Ballast: The sketch above
shows how the weight of 2.500 pas
sengers on top instead of sufficient
ballast below toppled over the East
land and caused, the loss of more than
1.000 lives. It is said by seamen that
the Eastland's stability line, the im
aginary line indicated in the picture
above, was only 4 incehs deep, 16
inches short of the government re
quirement Below is a picture, the
only one ever taken, of Andrew Furu
i seth, father of the seamen's act, who
puts blame for Eastland disaster on
'. United States inspection service, .

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