Take a journey back in time to learn the story of the
most devastating maritime disaster in Canadian history and
discover why those who venture to her watery grave brave the
elements of the river and the dangers of herself.
On her first trip of the summer
of 1914 the Empress of Ireland sailed away from her
berth in Quebec Harbour bound across the North Atlantic
to Liverpool, England.
Fate, however, had disaster in
store for the Empress of Ireland and in
a veiling fog the collier, Storstad, was
to pierce her hull and send the Empress
to the bottom of the St. Lawrence River.
The Empress of Ireland took all but 462
of the 1477 souls on board with her.
Today, the Empress of Ireland still lies
in her resting place occasionally
visited by those divers who brave the
cold dark depths, the racing currents,
and the myriad of possible entrapments
that exist inside her forbidding hull.
Brief History of the Sinking, Archival Photos, and
Stunning Underwater Cinematography with Computer Animation
Available in English & French - DVD or VHS Tape