Empress of Ireland Sinks in Fifteen Minutes

This post about the Empress of Ireland disaster is absolutely a great read! While you are at “Juxt In Time” be sure to have a look around; a very interesting place to settle down with a cup of tea or coffee! – tk

Juxt In Time

The New York Tribune May 30, 1914 The New York Tribune May 30, 1914

954 Drowned in Steamship Crash;

Empress of Ireland Sinks in Fog;

Goes to Bottom in Fifteen Minutes

Canadian Pacific Liner, Struck by Collier in St. Lawrence River at Daybreak

Many Survivors Tell the Story

Blow Cleaves Ship Almost in Twain and Boiler Explosion Ends All–433 Saved, Mostly from Second Cabin and Crew–S.O.S. Brings Vessels Too Late

Rimouski – Of a total of 1,387 persona on board the Canadian Pacific Liner Empress of Ireland when she sailed yesterday from Quebec for Liverpool, 954 were lost when the liner was rammed by the Danish collier Storstad and sank of Father Point, in the St. Lawrence River. [It was later determined that there were 1,477 people on board and 1,012 died.]

Looming up through the river mists, as the Empress of Ireland was lying to, waiting for the fog to lift or day to break, the…

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