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Eric Jamieson Remembers One of BC's Most Tragic Accidents This November


Friday, November 7, 2008

Tragedy at Second Narrows: The Story of the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge is the new book by Eric Jamieson that pays tribute and remembrance to those who lost their lives in one of the worst industrial accidents in BC history. On June 17, 1958, the new bridge being built across Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet collapsed into the flooding tidal waters of Second Narrows, killing eighteen workers.

The North Vancouver Museum & Archives will host a very special book launch for Eric Jamieson on Saturday, November 22 from 2:00-4:00pm. The museum is located at 3203 Institute Road, Lynn Valley, North Vancouver. Admission is free and open to the public; books will be sold by 32 Books. For more information please phone 604-990-3700.

Tragedy at Second Narrows reconstructs this tragic event with scrupulous care, introducing the entire cast of politicians, construction bosses, engineers and ironworkers who were involved.