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Deep Sea Detectives: Sinking on the St. Lawrence DVD

Deep Sea Detectives: Sinking on the St. Lawrence DVD

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  • Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 50 Minutes
  • Region: Region 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: History Channel
  • DVD Release Date: April 20, 2004

Beneath the frigid waters of this great inland waterway lie the remains of one of the worst tragedies in maritime history.

  • Go along on a dive of the wreck.
  • Find out why some question the official version of the disaster.
  • Learn the details of the collision that claimed over 1,000 lives just two years after the Titanic.


It's 1914, the Golden Age of Ocean Travel. Millions of passengers cross the Atlantic: rich and poor, immigrants and business people. It's relatively cheap, comfortable, and usually safe. But for 1,012 people aboard the Empress of Ireland, it proved fatal, and the accident that took their lives did not occur on the storm-tossed waters of the North Atlantic, but in the St. Lawrence River, which connects Quebec City to the ocean.

DEEP SEA DETECTIVES recounts the circumstances of the tragic night: a sudden fog, a heavily loaded coal freighter, and a tragic collision. Experts pore over the official reports and examine contemporary accounts of what happened. And a dive on the wreck of the Empress reveals evidence that casts doubt on the inquiry which found the freighter at fault.

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