Shipwrecks: When History Resurfaces - The Forgotten Shipwreck
Not far from the mouth of the Saint Lawrence River near the little town of Rimouski, Canada, lies the wreck of the ocean liner Empress of Ireland, a majestic transatlantic vessel commissioned to ply the sea route between Quebec and Liverpool. Its disappearance on May 29, 1914 was one of the most deadly shipwrecks in history after the Titanic. What unexpected event cost the lives of 1,012 of its passengers? Braving icy waters and the dangers of this deep-sea dive, Kevin Sempé will try to understand how this massive vessel, which was on its 96th voyage across the Atlantic, could sink so quickly to the bottom of the river. WWI was declared just days after the ship sank, relegating its victims to the forgotten annals of History.