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Monday, October 29, 2012

Museum of Civilization Will Acquire the Empress of Ireland Collection

The museum will acquire the artifacts of the passenger ocean liner the Empress of Ireland which sank on May 29, 1914 in the St. Lawrence River just off of Quebec City. It had been broadsided by the Storstad, a Norwegian coal carrier.

It carried 1,477 passengers, and 1,012 died on that day.

The collection will include nearly 500 artifacts recovered from the site.

You can read the entire story at
www.ottawacitizen.com/Museum+Civilization+finally+acquires+Empress+Ireland+collection/7461001/story.html

The passenger and crew list is on this site at www.sea-viewdiving.com/shipwreck_info/empress_home/passengerindex.htm