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Renée Houde / Montréal / Québec
Jul. 3, 2013
LIST OF EMPRESS OF IRELAND PASSENGERS SAVED BY CAPTAIN JEAN-BAPTISTE BÉLANGER.

Few people know that Jean-Baptiste Bélanger, Captain of the Eureka, was the first to arrive on the scene of the disaster. I suppose some people still on Earth will be happy to know the name of the person who saved their ancestors and that of the boat he used to save them. Born on January 1, 1852, Captain Jean-Baptiste Bélanger was 62 the day of the sinking. Read more ...