Lecture and book about the Empress of Ireland

DerekGrout_EmpressOfIreland_CoverAt the Beaurepaire-Beaconsfield Historical Society on Thursday, May 15, at 7:30 p.m., Derek Grout will present his new book, RMS Empress of Ireland, Pride of the Canadian Pacific’s Atlantic Fleet.

The ill-fated liner Empress of Ireland sank in the Gulf of St Lawrence, in front of Pointe-au-Père near Rimouski, Quebec, in a collision 100 years ago on May 29, 1914.


Copies of Mr. Grout’s book will be available for $35. (Good idea for a Father’s Day gift.)

The lecture will be in English followed by a bilingual question period. It will take place at Centennial Hall, 288 Beaconsfield Blvd, Beaconsfield. For information: 514-695-2502 or http://shbbhs.ca/.

If you want to spend more money for Father’s Day, the Canadian Mint has produced a $20 Empress of Ireland silver coin for a $109.95.

Copyright © 2014, Gail Dever.


About Gail Dever

Gail Dever is a Montreal-based genealogist and blogger and a webmaster for the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa.
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