Title: The Tragic Story of the Empress of Ireland
Publisher: Patrick Stephens Limited, London
Publication Date: 1972
Illustrator: B&W Photos and Maps
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Thus
Fine pictorial cloth in fine dust wrapper. 8vo 232 pgs. 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 014399
Synopsis: This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1914. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXVII The Tragic Home-coming The Carpathia Reaches New York--An Intense And Dramatic Moment--Hysterical Reunions And Crushing Disappointments At The Dock--Caring For The SufferErs--Final Realization That All Hope For Others Is Futile--List Of Survivors--Roll Of The Dead IT was a solemn moment when the Carpathia heaved in sight. There she rested on the water, a blur of black-- huge, mysterious, awe-inspiring--and yet withal a thing to send thrills of pity and then of admiration through the beholder. It was a few minutes after seven o'clock when she arrived at the entrance to Ambrose Channel. She was coming fast, steaming at better than fifteen knots an hour, and she was sighted long before she was expected. Except for the usual side and masthead lights she was almost dark, only the upper cabins showing a glimmer here and there. Then began a period of waiting, the suspense of which proved almost too much for the hundreds gathered there to greet friends and relatives or to learn with certainty at last that those for whom they watched would never come ashore. There was almost complete silence on the pier. Doctors and nurses, members of the Women's Relief Committee, city and government officials, as well as officials of the line, moved nervously about. Seated where they had been assigned beneath the big customs letters corresponding to the initials of the names of the survivors they came to meet, sat the mass of 2000 on the pier. Women wept, but they wept quietly, not hysterically, and the sound of the sobs made many times less noise than the hum and bustle which is usual on the pier among those awaiting an incoming finer. Slowly and majestically the ship slid through the water, still bearing the details of that secret of what happened and who perish...
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