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Commemorating The Empress of Ireland.


On May 28th & 29th, 2014 Lt. Colonels Larry and Velma Martin were in Victoria, BC to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Empress of Ireland.

The Empress of Ireland was an ocean liner that was struck by the Norwegian collier SS Storstad on May 29th, 1914. She sunk in just 14 minutes in the Saint Lawrence River and of the 1,477 passengers on board, 1,012 died, including approximately 150+ members of The Salvation Army in Canada, the […]