100 Years ago
on January 27th, 1906 the RMS
"Revised and Updated" Passenger & Crew List compiled
& Craig Stringer
Most Tragic Marine Disaster in Canadian
Click on one of the photos
above to find out more
Be Sure to see the
latest contribution from Greg Walsh of photos from his
His grandfather was
Cmdr. John T. Walsh, general manager of CPR and
life long friend of Captain Kendall.
Capt. Kendall & Cmdr.
Brief History of the Sinking, Archival Photos, and
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.
Empress of Ireland still lies in her resting place
occassionally visited by those divers who brave the cold
dark depths, the racing currents, and the myriad of
posssible entrapments that exist inside her forbidding
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.
To take the
journey click the subject titles below or the photos at
the top of the page
of Ireland Video
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