The Lighthouse Keeper's House

The display which are presented here show the hardships sailors experienced on the St. Lawrence River and how accidents can easily happen. You will understand how the Lighthouse Station at Point-au-Père played a major role in the 1914 tragedy.

On the main floor, see how the first aqualung dive were made on the wreck in 1914 following the sinking. Follow the secrets and stories of the expeditions and passion of the divers on the site of the Empress of Ireland. See the first artefacts raised from the wreck in 1964. A 38 minutes underwater video shows the present condition of the ship as it is today.

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