The Tragic Story of the Empress of Ireland: An Authentic Account of the Most Horrible Disaster in Canadian History Constructed from the Real Facts Obtained from Those on Board who Survived and Other Great Sea Disasters
John C. Winston Company, 1914 - 319 pages
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Page 100 - God be with you till we meet again, Keep love's banner floating o'er you, Smite death's threatening wave before you — God be with you till we meet again.
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Page 200 - He helped the sailors rearrange the rope or chain that had gone wrong and lifted some of the women in with a touch of gallantry. Not only was there a complete lack of any fear in his manner, but there was the action of an aristocrat. "When the time came he was a man to be feared. In one of the earlier boats fifty women, it seemed, were about to be lowered, when a man, suddenly panic-stricken, ran to the stern of it. Major Butt shot one arm out, caught him by the back of the neck and jerked him backward...
Page 172 - ... phenomena were seen in Canada. The St. Lawrence ran " white as milk," as far down as Tadousac ; ranges of hills were thrown down into the river, or were swallowed up in the plains ; earthquakes shattered the houses and shook the trees until the Indians said that the forests were drunk ; vast fissures opened in the ground ; and the courses of streams were changed. Meteors, fiery-winged serpents, and ghastly spectres were seen in the air ; roarings and mysterious voices sounded on every side ;...
Page 288 - Earn, sank in sixteen minutes; 110 lives lost. 1874, Dec. 26. — Immigrant vessel Cospatrick took fire and sank off Auckland; 476 lives lost. 1875, May 7. — Hamburg mail steamer Schiller wrecked in fog on Scilly Isles; 200 lives lost.
Page 228 - God of mercy and compassion! Look with pity on my pain: Hear a mournful, broken spirit Prostrate at Thy feet complain; Many are my foes, and mighty; Strength to conquer I have none; Nothing can uphold my goings But Thy blessed Self alone.
Page 235 - About 2 AM, as near as I can remember, we observed her settling very rapidly, with the bows and the bridge completely under water, and concluded it was now only a question of minutes before she went, and so it proved.
Page 215 - There was a pause and then Mr. Guggenheim continued: '"Tell my wife, Johnson, if it should happen that my secretary and I both go down and you are saved, tell her I played the game out straight and to the end. No woman shall be left aboard this ship because Ben Guggenheim was a coward.