A Canadian Dream: The Passengers of the SS Maasdam July 6, 1968

Family of four smiling at the camera sitting on a bottom bed abord the SS Maasdam
Photograph courtesy of the Tasseron family.

Five Dutch families aboard the SS Maasdam, each with different fates. Why did one family leave Canada and the others stay? This multimedia exhibition of “then & now” photographs and video project created by one of the Maasdam’s passengers aims to understand their life-changing decisions, and the search for home.

A Canadian Dream was created by Iris Tasseron in collaboration with the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.