I found a very interesting film that was produced by the Pathe Film Company. It shows the R.M.S. Aquitania launching her life boats in a boat drill that they were performing on the starboard side to show how quickly and safe they could do it!
When sailing and steamships from days of old to modern times had a mishap and owners found their ships on the bottom of an ocean floor. They never realized that one day their beautiful ships would become a rusting hulk at the bottom of some ocean or salty river.
I received a wonderful letter from Linda who took a voyage on the St. Lawrence River and paid her respects to Harold Jones a 1st class bedroom steward who tried to muster passengers to the boat deck and perished at his post.
In an eerie coincidence, the Empress of Britain, sister to the Empress of Ireland, while bound from Quebec to Liverpool, collided IN DENSE FOG with a fully laden collier in the afternoon of July 27th, 1912. S.S. Helvetia, a coal boat for the Dominion Coal Co. --as was...
Its hard to believe that I did this second lecture almost three years ago at the Oshawa Historical Society on the 22nd of May 2014. Since then I have done several more lectures and there is another already in the works for this coming March 2017 in Paris, Ontario.