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Mystic Seaport Num: 1999.175.107

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Empress of Ireland

Steamship Line: Canadian Pacific Line Built: Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Glasgow, Scotland Year Built: 1906
Routes: Liverpool-Quebec
Passengers:1st class: 310; 2nd class: 350; 3rd class: 800
History:Sunk in collision with STORSTAD on St. Lawrence River, May 29, 1914, with a loss of 1,024 lives. This was considered one of the worst disasters on the Atlantic.
Machinery:Twin-screw, 19 knots
Masts and funnels:2 masts, 2 funnels