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A story about a 100-year-old postcard and why we should scan and share our historical documents

An article in the Calgary Herald, Postcard reunited family 100 years after sinking of Empress of Ireland, is an example of why it is important we scan and share as many of our historical documents and photos as possible. Calgary resident … Continue reading

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Empress of Ireland exhibit at Canadian Museum of History

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 … Continue reading

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100 years ago today Empress of Ireland leaves Port of Quebec

On May 28, 1914, the Empress of Ireland left the Port of Quebec at 4:10 p.m., headed up the St. Lawrence River for Liverpool, England. Several hours later, at 1:55 a.m., near Sainte-Luce-sur-mer, the Empress of Ireland collided with the Norwegian coal ship, … Continue reading


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Lecture and book about the Empress of Ireland

At 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 … Continue reading

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