Nova Scotia's Titanic graveyard

Bodies pulled from the sea after the Titanic disaster came to rest in Halifax.

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Sharing Titanic memories

Nearly three hundred bodies recovered from the Titanic disaster were taken to Halifax. Many documents and personal affects of those taken there are in a special archive. Most are going on the internet for people to see for the first time.

Mike Pearse talks to Gary Shutlock of the Public Archives of Nova Scotia and takes a look at some of personal objects used to identify those who died.


Titanic tourists

Many people go to Halifax because of its links with the Titanic. It was the final destination for many of the Titanic victims. Lynn Ledwidge, Destination Halifax Director of Marketing talks to Mike Pearse about what Halifax offers the tourist of today.


Rare Titanic exhibits in Halifax

Take a look around the Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax to see rare exhibits from the Titanic including a deck chair and the biggest collection of wood salvaged from the ship.

It also has on show a pair of shoes from an unnamed child. Mike Pearse spoke to Gerry Lunn, Curator of Interpretation at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

Titanic victims laid to rest in Halifax

The bodies of those recovered in the Titanic disaster were taken to Halifax, Nova Scotia. It was a grim task for undertakers who dealt with 280 of those who died.

Today it is where the majority remain in three cemeteries as most families couldn't afford to bring relatives home.

White Star refused to help and the pay of the crew was stopped as soon as the tragedy occurred. Halifax historian Blair Beed talks to Mike Pearse.

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