On May 29, 1914, the Empress of Ireland sank in the St. Lawrence Seaway, taking the lives of over 1000 people. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Canada’s worst maritime disaster, and the Oshawa Historical Society is inviting you to learn more about this ship, the disaster and those on board. Please join us for May’s Speaker Series when we welcome Ian Kinder, author of A Tale of Two Sisters: The History of the Atlantic Empresses, who will share the story of the Empress of Ireland.
The Oshawa Historical Society’s May Speaker Series is taking place Tuesday, May 20 at 7PM. The meetings are held at the Oshawa Public Library, McLaughlin Branch Auditorium, located at 65 Bagot Street, Oshawa. Admission to the Oshawa Historical Society Speaker Series is $3 or FREE for members of the Oshawa Historical Society.
2 thoughts on “May Speaker Series – The Empress of Ireland”
It seems there are so many disasters that i have never heard about. Thanks for the educatipn!
It is often dubbed the ‘Forgotten Empress’ because many people are not aware of it, and it sunk only two years after the Titanic. We’re excited to share her story.