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The significance of the Empress of Ireland

The people at the maritime museum in Rimouski have been hard at work for months preparing for the commemoration ceremonies for the Empress of Ireland this week. That museum -- the Site Historique Maritime de Pointe-au-Père -- was founded in the 1980's as a memorial to the sinking of the Empress. 

This 100th anniversary is obviously close to the heart of the people who work there, and it's also a chance to bring the story of the Empress to a wider audience and to underline the local connections to the tragedy. Anne-Marie Bourassa is the assistant director at the Site Historique. Listen here.