The Tragic Story of the Empress of Ireland
And Other Great Sea Disasters
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The Tragic Story of the Empress of Ireland And Other Great Sea Disasters

By Logan Marshall
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Table of Contents
  • The Tragic Story Of The Empress of Ireland
  • CONTENTS
  • FACTS ABOUT THE WRECK OF THE EMPRESS OF IRELAND
  • INTRODUCTION
  • CHAPTER I The Empress of Ireland Sails to Her Doom
    • THE EMPRESS SAILS FROM QUEBEC
    • THE HOLIDAY HUMOR OF THE PASSENGERS
    • CAPTAIN KENDALL WARNED OF FOGS
    • THE STORSTAD SIGHTED
    • FOG SUDDENLY SETTLES
    • THE STORSTAD CRASHES INTO THE EMPRESS
    • INJURY ON STARBOARD SIDE
    • FOUGHT FOR LIFE IN DARKNESS
    • A MORTAL BLOW
    • WIRELESS CALLS FOR HELP
    • HUNDREDS DROWN IN CABINS
    • NO TIME TO ROUSE PASSENGERS
    • IN THEIR NIGHT CLOTHES
    • PICKED UP THE CAPTAIN
    • LIFE-BOATS LAUNCHED IN RECORD TIME
    • THE EMPRESS GOES DOWN
  • CHAPTER II Captain Kendall Blames the Storstad
    • SHOUTED TO COLLIER
    • SHIP FOUNDERED QUICKLY
    • WORK TO SAVE OTHERS
    • NO PANIC ABOARD
  • CHAPTER III Captain Andersen’s Defense
    • STORSTAD’S RIGHT OF WAY
    • DID NOT BACK OUT
    • TO THE RESCUE
    • INJUSTICE TO CAPTAIN
  • CHAPTER IV Miraculous Escape of the Few
    • RESPONSE TO WIRELESS CALLS FOR HELP
    • EUREKA AND LADY EVELYN ON THE SCENE OF DISASTER
    • THE SEARCH FOR THE QUICK AND THE DEAD
    • TERRIBLE PLIGHT OF SURVIVORS
    • SAD SCENES AT RIMOUSKI
    • WILLING HANDS HELP
    • TWENTY-TWO DIE AFTER BEING RESCUED
    • TALES OF NARROW ESCAPES
    • THOSE WHO DIED BRAVELY
  • CHAPTER V The Stricken Survivors Return
    • EXTREME SUFFERING AMONG SURVIVORS
    • FEW WOMEN AND CHILDREN SAVED
    • CROWD GREETS SURVIVORS
    • MANY INJURED
    • EXPERIENCES OF SURVIVORS
    • “ALL OVER IN FIFTEEN MINUTES”
    • KNEW IT WAS THE END
    • “LIKE A LOT OF INDIANS”
    • FOUR CLIMBED ON UPTURNED LIFE-BOAT; SAVED MANY LIVES
    • SALVATION ARMY LASSIE RESCUED WHEN ABOUT TO SINK
    • CLIMBED UP SIDE OF LINER AS SHE KEELED OVER
    • HUSBAND GAVE WIFE BELT; PLUNGED OUT TO SAVE HIMSELF
    • BOAT LISTED SO BADLY PEOPLE COULD NOT GET UP DECK STAIRS
    • PICKED UP BY BOAT FILLED WITH MEMBERS OF CREW
    • TORONTO WOMAN SPENT LONG TIME IN WATER BEFORE RESCUE
    • UNKNOWN MEMBER OF CREW SAVED SEVERAL LIVES
    • OTTAWA MAN PUT WIFE IN BOAT; WAS SAVED LATER
    • SAW COLLISION; EMPRESS WAS SOUNDING HER SIREN
    • FELL INTO WATER
    • MONTREAL MAN SAW NO LIFE-BELTS
  • CHAPTER VI Heroes of the Empress Disaster
    • DR. GRANT THE CHIEF HERO
    • SIR SETON-KARR GAVE UP LIFE FOR STRANGER
    • LAURENCE IRVING DIED TO SAVE HIS WIFE
    • H. R. O’HARA DIED FOR FAMILY
    • CAPTAIN SAVED BELL-BOY
    • HOW CHIEF OFFICER STEEDE DIED
    • HERO SAVED WEE GIRL
    • GAVE UP HIS LIFE-BELT
  • CHAPTER VII The Surgeon’s Thrilling Story
    • HAD DIFFICULTY REACHING DECK
    • MANY PLUNGE INTO ICY WATER
    • WEIRD SHRIEKS OF TERROR
    • PASSENGERS CAUGHT LIKE RATS
  • CHAPTER VIII Ship of Death Reaches Quebec
    • ESCORTED BY BRITISH CRUISER ESSEX
    • SMALL WHITE COFFINS
    • PATHETIC SEARCH FOR RELATIVES AND FRIENDS
    • WRETCHED CONDITION OF BODIES
    • LOST HIS ENTIRE FAMILY
    • TWO CLAIM SAME BABY
    • “JUDGMENT OF SOLOMON”
    • BODIES BRUISED AND MUTILATED
  • CHAPTER IX Solemn Services for the Dead
    • TRUST IN GOD
    • AT ST. JAMES’ CATHEDRAL
    • RABBI JACOBS’ TRIBUTE
    • WHOLE CITY HONORED THE ARMY DEAD
    • A STRIKING SERVICE
    • MESSAGES OF SYMPATHY
    • IMPRESSIVE PROCESSION
    • PEOPLE LINED STREETS
    • SERVICES IN THIRTY-FOUR LANGUAGES
  • CHAPTER X Crippling Loss to Salvation Army
    • SCENES AT HEADQUARTERS AS SAD NEWS CAME
    • REUNIONS THAT FAILED
    • HEART-BREAKING RETURN OF THE FEW
    • REVERENT CROWDS WAITING
    • ENSIGN PUGMIRE’S STORY
    • STORY OF BANDSMAN GREEN
    • “IN GOD’S HANDS”
    • HYMN THE SALVATIONISTS SANG WHILE THE EMPRESS OF IRELAND WAS SINKING
    • RE-DEDICATION TO WORK
    • SALVATIONISTS BRAVE TO THE END
    • MAJOR ATWELL’S EXPERIENCE
    • SUNDAY SERVICES IN TORONTO
    • FLOWER OF ARMY AMONG THE LOST
    • HUNDREDS SAIL ON OLYMPIC
    • LOSS TO ARMY IN CANADA
  • CHAPTER XI Notable Passengers Aboard
    • SIR HENRY SETON-KARR
    • LAURENCE IRVING
    • SIR HERBERT TREE’S TRIBUTE
    • COMMISSIONER REES
    • MAJOR LYMAN
    • CANADIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
    • LONDON CLERGYMAN
    • HALIFAX PATHOLOGIST
    • AUTHORESS AMONG LOST
    • SOME OTHER WELL-KNOWN PASSENGERS
  • CHAPTER XII List of Survivors and Roll of the Dead
    • LIST OF SURVIVORS
      • FIRST CABIN
      • LIST OF SURVIVORS—SECOND CABIN
      • LIST OF SURVIVORS—SALVATION ARMY
    • ROLL OF THE DEAD
      • FIRST CABIN
      • ROLL OF DEAD—SECOND CABIN
      • ROLL OF DEAD—SALVATION ARMY
  • CHAPTER XIII The Storstad Reaches Port
    • SEIZED ON WARRANT
    • CARGO UNLOADED
    • OFFICERS IN CONFERENCE
    • THEIR VERSION OF THE ACCIDENT
    • ENGINEERS’ STATEMENTS
    • HELPED RESCUE EMPRESS PASSENGERS
    • STATEMENT OF CAPTAIN ANDERSEN’S WIFE
    • GAVE ALL THEY HAD TO RESCUED PASSENGERS
    • STORSTAD’S OWNERS FILE COUNTER SUIT
  • CHAPTER XIV Parliament Shocked by the Calamity
  • CHAPTER XV Messages of Sympathy and Help
    • MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL
    • GRIEF IN ENGLAND
    • LORD MAYOR OF LONDON STARTS FUND
    • SYMPATHY EXTENDED BY KING AND QUEEN
    • PRESIDENT POINCARÉ REGRETS LOSS
    • THE UNITED STATES SYMPATHIZES
    • AMERICAN RED CROSS ACTS
    • TANGIBLE SYMPATHY
  • CHAPTER XVI Placing the Blame
    • NO REPLY TO “STAND FAST” CRY
    • TESTIMONY OF JAMES RANKIN
    • CHIEF ENGINEER EXPLAINS
    • WIRELESS OPERATOR’S STORY
    • GOVERNMENT INQUIRY
    • CAPTAIN LINDSAY’S WORK
    • CAPTAINS’ STATEMENTS CONTRADICTORY
    • STORSTAD DEFENDED
    • MESSAGE FROM THE STORSTAD’S CAPTAIN
    • PILOT NAULT TELLS STORY
    • CAPTAIN ANDERSEN MUCH DISTRESSED
    • AN OFFICER’S STORY
    • THIRD OFFICER’S STORY
    • MANY DIED AFTER RESCUE
    • COULD NOT SEE LIGHTS
    • SIGNAL TO GO ASTERN
    • WAIT FOR THE VERDICT
    • BLAME NOT TO BE PLACED BY AMATEURS
  • CHAPTER XVII Empress in Fact, as in Name
    • DIMENSIONS AND ACCOMMODATIONS
    • PROVISIONS FOR COMFORT AND PLEASURE
    • WEEKLY LIFE-SAVING DRILL
    • WATER-TIGHT COMPARTMENTS TESTED
    • THE LOSS AND INSURANCE
  • CHAPTER XVIII The Norwegian Collier Storstad
    • A RECENT RESCUE
    • PERSONALITY OF CAPTAIN ANDERSEN
    • INSURANCE
  • CHAPTER XIX The St. Lawrence: A Beautiful River
    • FATHER POINT
    • PICTURESQUE RIVER
    • GULF OF ST. LAWRENCE
    • HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
    • TADOUSAC
    • CAP TOURMENTE
    • QUEBEC
    • HISTORY AND TRADITION
    • MONTREAL
    • GEOLOGY OF COUNTRY
  • FACTS ABOUT THE WRECK OF THE TITANIC
  • CHAPTER XX The Tragic Story of the Titanic Disaster
  • CHAPTER XXI The Most Sumptuous Palace Afloat
    • SISTER SHIP OF OLYMPIC
    • CARRIED CREW OF 860
    • MOST LUXURIOUS STEAMSHIP
    • THE ENGINE ROOM
    • COMFORT AND STABILITY
  • CHAPTER XXII The Titanic Strikes an Iceberg!
    • TARDY ATTENTION TO WARNING RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT
    • MURDOCK PAID WITH LIFE
    • VAIN TRIAL TO CLEAR BERG
    • BRIDGE GAME NOT DISTURBED
    • THE CAPTAIN ON DECK
    • PASSENGERS NOT ALARMED
    • ASTOR AND WIFE STROLLED ON DECK
    • A SUDDEN TREMOR OF FEAR
    • CONFUSION AMONG THE IMMIGRANTS
    • WIRELESS OPERATOR DIED AT HIS POST
  • CHAPTER XXIII “Women and Children First!”
    • THE LIFE-BOATS LOWERED
    • LOADING THE BOATS
    • COOLEST MEN ON BOARD
    • FORCED MEN USURPING PLACES TO VACATE
    • LAST WORDS OF MAJOR BUTT
    • COLONEL ASTOR ANOTHER HERO
    • HEART-BREAKING SCENES
    • HENRY B. HARRIS
    • THREE EXPLOSIONS
    • OTHER HEROES
    • IN THE FACE OF DEATH
    • DEATH FAILS TO PART MR. AND MRS. STRAUS
    • GIRL STEPS BACK TO DOOM
    • THE MONEY BOAT
    • MEN SHOT DOWN
    • A SAD MESSAGE
    • PREPARED TO DIE BRAVELY
    • THE SINKING VESSEL
    • THE COWARD
    • THE DOOMED MEN
    • “WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST”
  • CHAPTER XXIV Left to Their Fate
    • COLONEL ASTOR’S DEATH
    • CAPTAIN WASHED OVERBOARD
    • SAW BOTH OFFICERS PERISH
    • BAND PLAYED ITS OWN DIRGE
  • CHAPTER XXV The Call for Help Heard
    • MANY LINERS HEAR THE CALL
    • VIRGINIAN IN DESPERATE HASTE
    • TITANIC SENT OUT NO MORE NEWS
  • CHAPTER XXVI In the Drifting Life-Boats
    • TITANIC STOOD UPRIGHT
    • SAW LAST OF BIG SHIP
    • “ONE LONG MOAN”
    • WOMEN TRIED TO COMMIT SUICIDE
    • SCANTILY CLAD WOMEN IN LIFE-BOATS
    • PHILADELPHIA WOMEN HEROINES
    • MANY WOMEN ROWING
    • THE PESSIMIST
    • COUNTESS ROTHES AN EXPERT OARSWOMAN
    • MEN COULD NOT ROW
    • DEATHS ON THE LIFE-BOATS
    • GAMBLERS WERE POLITE
    • HELP IN SIGHT
    • THE “LUCKY THIRTEEN”
    • A WONDERFUL DAWN
    • TRANSFERRING THE RESCUED
    • THE DOG HERO
    • A THRILLING ACCOUNT OF RESCUE
    • THE SORROW OF THE LIVING
  • CHAPTER XXVII The Tragic Home-Coming
    • NEARING PORT
    • TALK WITH SURVIVORS
    • ALL CARED FOR ON BOARD
    • TITANIC CREW HEROES
    • RUSHES ON TO DOCK
    • THE TITANIC LIFE-BOATS
    • ANXIOUS MEN AND WOMEN
    • THE FIRST SURVIVORS
    • RUMORS AFLOAT
    • MRS. CORNELL SAFE
    • MRS. ASTOR APPEARED
    • LAST SEEN OF COLONEL ASTOR
    • DR. FRAUENTHAL WELCOMED
    • A SAD STORY
    • MORE THAN SEVENTY WIDOWS
    • STEERAGE PASSENGERS
    • TWO LITTLE BOYS
    • BABY TRAVERS
    • THE RYERSON FAMILY
    • CAPTAIN ROSTRON’S REPORT
    • LIST OF SURVIVORS
      • FIRST CABIN
      • LIST OF SURVIVORS—SECOND CABIN
    • ROLL OF THE DEAD
      • FIRST CABIN
      • SECOND CABIN
  • CHAPTER XXVIII Other Great Marine Disasters
    • THE ARIZONA
    • DOZENS OF SHIPS PERISH
    • TOLL OF THE SEA
  • CHAPTER XXIX Development of Shipbuilding
  • CHAPTER XXX Safety and Life-Saving Devices
    • WATER-TIGHT BULKHEADS
    • SUBMARINE SIGNALS
    • LIFE-BOATS AND RAFTS
    • NIXON’S PONTOON
    • LIFE-PRESERVERS AND BUOYS
    • ROCKETS
  • CHAPTER XXXI Seeking Safety at Sea
    • RESULT OF TITANIC DISASTER
    • LONDON CONFERENCE ON SAFETY AT SEA
    • EACH TRAGEDY HAS ITS LESSON
    • LIFE-BELT DRILL
    • MR. NIXON SUGGESTS REMEDY
    • GIANT RAFTS
    • LIFE-SAVING SUIT
    • MORE INDIVIDUALISM IN SAVING
    • CHUTES DOWN SHIP’S SIDES
    • STORAGE BATTERIES FOR LIGHTS
    • DOUBLE HULL ABOVE WATER
    • SUBMARINE BELL
    • REGULATION OF TRAFFIC
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