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Further Research

Photograph of the steamer G.B. GREENE after a fire, 27 July 1916


The steamer G.B. Greene after a fire, July 27, 1916


The popularity of maritime heritage research is evident in the vast range of exhibitions, databases and other resources available online. The following list is by no means exhaustive; this selection is presented to encourage further research and to highlight the variety of resources available to shipwreck investigators interested in Canada's historic waters.

"Empress of Ireland". ArchiviaNet. Library and Archives Canada. (accessed October 11, 2005).
This page lists additional archival materials held by Library and Archives Canada relating to the Empress of Ireland tragedy.

Graveyard of the Pacific: The Shipwrecks of Vancouver Island. Virtual Museum of Canada. (accessed October 11, 2005).
This site features many engaging resources, including a database of Vancouver Island shipwrecks dating back to the 18th century.

Lost at Sea. S. Nelson, July 2005. (accessed October 11, 2005).
This site is dedicated to fishermen and mariners lost at sea in Atlantic Canada, and provides a number of resources on Atlantic Coast marine casualties.

Maritime History of the Great Lakes. (accessed October 11, 2005).
This site offers databases and historical documents to assist in shipwreck and maritime research related to the Great Lakes.

Musée de la mer. Musée de la mer, 2001. (accessed December 14, 2005).
The website of Musée de la mer at Rimouski, Quebec, features an exhibition on the Empress of Ireland and other shipwrecks, as well as detailed lists (in French only) of accidents that took place in the St. Lawrence between 1890 and 1985.

Naval (accessed October 11, 2005).
This site provides an extensive list of published works, tables of ship losses, Web links and more.

Nova Scotia and the Sea. Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management. (accessed October 11, 2005).
This portal brings together a series of maritime exhibitions and databases, including "Where the Land Meets the Sea: Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia."

On the Rocks. Explore the Shipwrecks off the Coast of Nova Scotia. Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (accessed October 11, 2005).
This site, presented by the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, includes a database of shipwrecks, together with photographs and other information.

Shipwreck Central. (accessed May 9, 2006).
This site offers interactive shipwreck resources, including an international shipwreck map, educational tools and live footage of shipwreck explorations.

Shipwrecks of Prince Edward Island. Industry Canada. (accessed October 11, 2005).
This exhibition explores the shipwreck heritage of Prince Edward Island.

Shipwreck InvestigationsMarine Specific Sites. Transport Canada. (accessed October 11, 2005).
A list of websites compiled by Transport Canada as part of its marine safety resources.

Usque de mare: A History of the Canadian Coast Guard and Marine Services. Fisheries and Oceans Canada. (accessed October 11, 2005).
This series of essays and appendices, presented by Fisheries and Oceans Canada, covers such subjects as British colonial shipping, shipbuilding, and maritime regulations.

Illustration depicting signals for ships used at Québec in 1812


Signals for ships used at Québec in 1812