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Empress of Ireland - The Mural

My name is Eleanor Matheson. Right now, I’m a heritage interpreter at the museum of Pier 21. And so that means that I give tours, in English and French, and we also do all kinds of other little duties. So we sell the tickets and we, give people maps and let them know what’s going on in the museum.

Empress of Ireland - Painting the Mural

So I painted a mural of Quebec City. As the ship was leaving, the Empress of Ireland was getting ready to sail away. This might have been the last sight that people were seeing. So it’s a recognizable silhouette of Quebec City, with the hills going up and then you see the fortress, the Château Frontenac. It’s an historic silhouette.