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Tracking down family of Empress of Ireland passengers

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Empress of Ireland, photo courtesy Site Historique Maritime de la Pointe au Pere

It's been nearly a century since the Empress of Ireland sank in the St. Lawrence River, near Rimouski. The ship was carrying nearly 1500 passengers. More than a thousand of them died. Now, a Quebec museum dedicated to archiving that tragedy is touring the country, looking for ancestors of the ship's passengers. Rebecca spoke with Pascale Saint Armand. She's with the museum in Pointe-Au-Pere and has been meeting with people at the Kelowna Museum this week.

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Photo courtesy Site Historique Maritime de la Pointe au Pere

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