The fog bell of the Empress of Ireland

May 26, 2018

The fog bell of the Empress of Ireland 

Canadian Museum of History, 2012.21.421, IMG2012-0281-0002-Dm

On May 29, 1914, the Empress of Ireland was struck in the St. Lawrence Estuary by a collier. The ship sank within 15 minutes, killing 1,012 of the 1,477 passengers and crew. It remains the worst maritime disaster in Canadian history.

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