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Halifax museum celebrates immigration, historic shipwreck

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The Empress of Ireland brought 117,000 immigrants to Canada in the early years of the 20th century before it was T-boned by a Norwegian vessel and sank in the St. Lawrence River. The ship was carrying 1,477 people and 1,012 of them died. There were no casualties on Norway’s Storstad, which transported coal.

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