Tour of the Empress of Ireland Museum

Interpretive Center Pointe-au-Père maritime historic site

History History

Permanent exhibition

2015-06-06 to 2015-10-04

One of the site’s two ticket counters is located in this building. The building’s architecture is reminiscent of the fateful moment of the impact between the Empress of Ireland and the Norwegian coal carrier Storstad that took place in the night of May 29th 1914. More specifically, the concept complies with certain real dimensions of the two ships without copying them directly. Thus the characteristics of the Empress of Ireland, i. e. the width of the inhabited 1st class cabins where the impact took place, as well as the diameter and distance between the two chimneys are built to scale. Moreover, a part of the exhibition hall is sunk into the ground as a reminder of the sinking of the Empress of Ireland.

 

Tour of the Empress of Ireland Museum

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