The Victoria Day Disaster with Dan Brock

On May 24, 1881, the steamboat “Victoria” made nautical history by killing about 200 people on the Thames River in London, Canada.

Dan Brock, a London historian and retired teacher, presents the gruesome details of its final voyage. While most victims are thought to have drowned, this Victorian paddle boat managed to first crush, bludgeon, maim and scald the occupants of its overcrowded decks before dragging them to their watery graves.

After 130 years, the Victoria Day disaster is possibly the grimmest tragedy in Canadian holiday history.

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