9. The Titanic Experience in Halifax
The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic tells the emotional story of Halifax’s connection to the 1912 Titanic disaster. The closest major seaport to the sunken ship, Halifax played a central role in the desperate search for Titanic victims. Ships sent from the port located 328 bodies of which 150 are buried in Halifax cemeteries. During the recovery efforts, several rare artifacts were discovered floating in the chilly waters including a wooden deck chair, life jacket fragments and a tiny pair of leather children’s shoes. The artifacts and records on display at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic serve as stirring reminders of this haunting tragedy.