Meanwhile in Canada … 2 June 2014

Empress of Ireland
Last Thursday was the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Empress of Ireland in the St. Lawrence River. Over 1,000 souls perished when the liner collided with a Norwegian coal ship. The story reminds me of the Eastland Disaster where a passenger ship flipped over in the Chicago river in 1915. Both disasters have been overshadowed by the Titanic and World War I, but are worth remembering.


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