Into the Mist

Into the Mist

The Story of the Empress of Ireland

Book - 2010
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Short-listed for the 2011 Information Book Award and commended for the 2011 VOYA Non-Fiction Honour List

From 1906 to 1914, the Empress of Ireland , one of the fastest and most elegant liners of the Edwardian era, graced the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Remembered primarily for sinking in only 14 minutes in the St. Lawrence River and for having a greater loss of passenger life than the Titanic , the Empress 's true legacy is the significant role it played in the building of Canada.

During the ship's many crossings between Canada and England, it ferried royalty, politicians, scientists, authors, actors, captains of industry, and military servicemen aboard its decks, but most important, it carried more than 115,000 hopeful immigrants who left Europe to build new lives on Canadian soil.

Into the Mist is the story of the Empress of Ireland , of the many people who walked its decks, and how, in the early morning of May 29, 1914, it came to rest on the bottom of the St. Lawrence River.

Publisher: Toronto : Dundurn Press, [2010]
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9781554887590
Characteristics: 106 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Story of the Empress of Ireland


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jwillisbarrie May 13, 2014

check 100 th anniversary site: Salvation Army lost many in band and remember each year: Barrie connection mentioned in book on page 46. Winifred Ada Lawrence. While a teenager she cooked and cleaned for the Ardaghs.

Good article in Globe and mail:

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