Empress of Ireland artifacts.
May 20, 2014
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Empress of Ireland in the St Lawrence river. To mark this occasion the Canada government has introduced new coins and postage stamps. The Museum of History in Gatineau Quebec (Ottawa) will open an exhibit of artifacts recovered from the shipwreck including the ships bell.The exhibit will open May 30/14 and will continue till April 6/15. There will also be special exhibits in Rimouski Quebec to mark this Canadian tragedy.