Quebec historian receives photos of salvage of Empress of Ireland’s shipwreck

The two photos, up for sale on eBay, appeared at first glance to be nothing more than a piece of Quebec maritime nostalgia: men on a wharf in the early 20th century, with a caption that reads simply “Lighthouse, Gaspe 1910 ‘ read, but historian David Saint-Pierre, who was sent the link by a friend, knew immediately they were something more.

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