Pointe Au Pere is home to a very famous lighthouse, a museum showcasing the Empress of Ireland,
which sunk off it's shore, and more recently, the Onongada
, a 1940-1950 era submarine.
The Empress of Ireland
was a passenger vessel sailing out of Montreal to Ireland when she was stuck by a small freighter. Despite being a sturdy vessel with a spotless record, she sunk in only 14 minutes one year after the sinking of Titanic. This museum is build to honor her.
The Onondaga is the most recent non-nuclear sub we have seen, and fortunately we are able to tour the inside. It is remarkable in that she was commissioned during our lifetime. Usually only really ancient subs are available for tour. I think this may mean Bob and I are become really ancient!
We leave via the torpedo room and head for the museum.
Here, the movie in the auditorium telling the story of the Empress of Ireland
. Notice the fog effect.
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