On the foggy night of May 29, 1914, Ernie Green held on to a corpse in the icy waters of the St. Lawrence River. It was his means of survival after the S.S. Empress of Ireland sunk in a collision.
“Just to think that the ship sunk in 14 minutes,” says Ernie’s grandson, Major David Ivany of The Salvation Army. “I can’t even imagine it.”
Ernie was one of 170 Salvation Army members who were passengers on their way to the church’s […]