Episode 63: Canada – Victoria Steamboat Disaster

On May 24, 1881, London, Ontario was bustling. The locals were excited to finally have a day off to enjoy Victoria Day with their friends and families. Hundreds of people utilized the various steamboats in the area to take the ride down the Thames River to picnic and celebrate at Springbank Park.

No one could have predicted the devastating tragedy that would unfold that evening. A tragedy that happened so quickly, it left people reeling with thoughts and questions, like how did this happen and who is responsible? 

Join Brianna and Steph as they break down that fateful day in history and discuss The Victoria Day Disaster – one of the worst maritime disasters in Canada, and a tragedy so sad and compelling that it made headlines around the world.

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