The Tragic Story of the Empress of Ireland

Logan Marshall

Series: Canada: Past, Present and Future
BISAC: HIS006000



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Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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The Tragic Story of the Empress of Ireland is an authentic account of one of the most horrible disasters in Canadian history. Soon after leaving Quebec on her voyage to Liverpool with over 1,300 souls on board, she was struck by the Norwegian collier “Storstad” off Father Point, Quebec, on May 29, 1914, at 2.10 a.m., and sank about fifteen minutes later, carrying a thousand of her passengers down with her.
(Imprint: SNOVA)


Chapter I. The Empress of Ireland Sails to Her Doom

Chapter II. Captain Kendall Blames the Storstad

Chapter III. Captain Andersen’s Defense

Chapter IV. Miraculous Escape of the Few

Chapter V. The Stricken Survivors Return

Chapter VI. Heroes of the Empress Disaster

Chapter VII. The Surgeon’s Thrilling Story

Chapter VIII. Ship of Death Reaches Quebec

Chapter IX. Solemn Services for the Dead

Chapter X. Crippling Loss to the Salvation Army

Chapter XI. Notable Passengers Aboard

Chapter XII. List of Survivors and Roll of the Dead

Chapter XIII. The Storstad Reaches Port

Chapter XIV. Parliament Shocked by the Calamity

Chapter XV. Messages of Sympathy and Help

Chapter XVI. Placing the Blame

Chapter XVII. Empress in Fact, as in Name

Chapter]XVIII. The Norwegian Collier Storstad

Chapter XIX. The St. Lawrence: A Beautiful River

Chapter XX. The Tragic Story of the Titanic Disaster

Chapter XXI. The Most Sumptuous Palace Afloat

Chapter XXII. The Titanic Strikes an Iceberg

Chapter XXIII. “Women and Children First”

Chapter XXIV. Left to Their Fate

Chapter XXV. The Call for Help Heard

Chapter XXVI. In the Drifting Life-Boats

Chapter XXVII. The Tragic Home-Coming

Chapter XXVIII. Other Great Marine Disasters

Chapter XXIX. Development of Shipbuilding

Chapter XXX. Safety and Life-Saving Devices

Chapter XXXI. Seeking Safety at Sea


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