To mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Empress of Ireland, an exhibit will open tomorrow, on May 30, at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec and will continue until April 6, 2015. The exhibit was developed in partnership with the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Halifax.
When the Empress of Ireland collided with another ship in the St. Lawrence River on May 29, 1914. The ship sank with 1,477 people aboard and 1,012 passengers and crew perished.
For more information and tickets, visit the Canadian Museum of History’s website.
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