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Fascinating stamp block from Canada with a successful, large-format 2.50 dollar stamp, in the foreground you can see the & ldquo; Empress of Ireland & ldquo ;, on the left in the fog the silhouette of the coal freighter.< br />
With this block of stamps, the Canadian postal administration commemorates the sinking of the & ldquo; Empress of Ireland & ldquo; - a passenger ship of the Canadian Pacific Railway, built in Great Britain in 1906, which operated regularly between Liverpool in Great Britain and Quebec in Canada.
On May 29, 1914, the 174-meter-long passenger ship sank on its 96th crossing of the Atlantic in heavy fog in the Saint Lawrence River after a collision with a small Norwegian coal freighter named Storstad.
The Canadian Post did not want to put the misfortune and human tragedy in the foreground, but rather the proud passenger ship, the & ldquo; Empress of Ireland & ldquo; yourself.