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Death of an Empress - Point-au-Pere Lighthouse, QC (14/65)

This title is a part of the series HistoryLands Season 2 (13)


Catalogue Number:  GEHL14
Producer:  Good Earth Productions
Subject:  Canadian Geography, Canadian History
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1999
Running Time:  23:10


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Pointe-au-Pére Lighthouse, Quebec On May 29, 1914, the Empress of Ireland collided with the Norwegian coal Carrier Storstad. The Empress sank in fourteen minutes. 1012 people perished. More horrific than the Titanic, this tragedy, eclipsed by the announcement of the Second World War, is told by the last living survivor. HistoryLands gives the audience a look at North America's most devastating nautical disaster.


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