The Empress of Ireland: 100 years later
100 years ago today, people on the shores of the St-Lawrence river near Rimouski were in shock. One of the worst Canadian shipwrecks had happened over night: The Empress of Ireland sank, and over a thousand people died. That wreck is being commemorated in Rimouski this week, and our Marika Wheeler is there. She brings us the stories of some of the people she met at the commemoration dinner that took place Wednesday night, and why this anniversary is so important. Listen here.
Visit our Facebook page for more photos of the commemoration, and some archival photos.