A very rare glazed and framed Stevengraph postcard woven in silk of RMS Empress of Ireland, circa 1906. The Empress of Ireland was considered Canadian Pacific Steamship Lines fastest and most luxurious ship and on May 29, 1914 was embarking on its 96th Atlantic crossing. That night, the ship sank in 14 minutes in the St. Lawrence River near Pointe-au-Père, Rimouski, Québec after colliding with the Norwegian collier SS Storstad. The collier had been designed to cut through Norwegian ice; its reinforced bow was sharp and sliced effortlessly into the side of the Empress below the waterline. In Canada’s greatest marine tragedy 1012 passengers perished. Visible dimensions of postcard 5 inches by 3 ½ inches; Dimensions of gilt wood frame 7 inches by 5 inches. Excellent condition.
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