|Tom walking toward the Upper Town|
After a chilly story at the docks, we climbed to the Upper Town.
HOUSES ON SMALLPOX CEMETERY - We learned that on one hill sat a cemetery where smallpox victims were buried. Later, homes were built on the hill. In those homes,when various residents were doing excavations in their basements they found bones of those in the former cemetery!
|The Haunted St. Camille Street|
GHOST REPORTS - There were 3 incidents reported on this street that didn't help with leasing. In 1890 a person reported seeing someone with "red eyes" in their home after they leased it. In 1970 a landlord walking through one of the row houses reported seeing a man with red eyes and wound up killing his tenant!!
The third incident is about workers who were repairing a roof and said they saw a ghost push another of the workers off the roof.
|Empty house on haunted St. Camille Street|
MARITIME TRAGEDY -
Before we ventured to the Very Haunted Street, we learned about a maritime disaster where a former survivor of the Titanic went down with another ship: The Empress of Ireland. The number of deaths is the largest of any Canadian was an ocean liner that sank in the Saint Lawrence River following a collision with the Norwegian collier S.S. Storstad in the early hours of May 29, 1914. Of the 1,477 people on board, 1,012 died. The number of deaths is the largest of any Canadian maritime accident in peacetime.
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