Journey to Oblivion: The Empress of Ireland Story

90 min
Alain Vézina

In May 1914, 1,477 passengers and crewmembers boarded one of Canadian Pacific’s most luxurious ocean liners: the Empress of Ireland. The ship left Quebec City for Liverpool on its first crossing of the season. A few hours after departure, the Empress was hit by a Norwegian collier. A mere 14 minutes after the collision, the great liner was swallowed by the frigid waters of the St. Lawrence River. Over a thousand people perished. Using astonishing underwater footage of the wreck and expert interviews, Journey to Oblivion: The Empress of Ireland Story revisits the tragedy on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.