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Titanic 100 Years

Other Locations of Interest

1.   Halifax Waterfront
(Google Map Stop
#1)

The ships that took part in the recovery effort -- the Montmagny and the cable ships Mackay-Bennett and Minia -- docked at the Halifax Waterfront.

In this map (PDF) of the Halifax Harbour from 1910, you can see the HMCS Dockyard, where the Mackay-Bennett and the Minia unloaded the bodies they recovered, and the Mackay-Bennett wharf.

Map courtesy of Halifax Municipal Archives

From here, any bodies were transported to the temporary morgue set up in the Mayflower Curling Club on Agricola Street.

Slideshow:Halifax Waterfront

 

2.  Halifax Hotel
(Google Map Stop
#3)

The Halifax Hotel, which used to stand at 1557 Hollis Street, operated an information bureau where people could get the latest news regarding the recovery of bodies. Some families stayed at the hotel while they waited to identify relatives.

Slideshow: Halifax Hotel

 

3.  Snow's Funeral Home
(Google Map Stop #6)

In the wake of the Titanic disaster, John Snow & Sons directed a large team of undertakers from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

While no longer located at 1740 Argyle Street -- the site now houses a bar -- the company continues to operate in HRM as JA Snow Funeral Home and, at 129 years, is the oldest funeral home in Halifax.

Slideshow: Snow's Funeral Home

 

4.  Halifax Public Gardens
(Google Map Stop #11)

Model ships have sailed in Griffin’s Pond in the Public Gardens since the Victorian age. In 1994, the Maritime Ship Modellers Guilds donated a nine foot, two hundred pound replica of the Titanic ship to the Gardens. Every year, the ship is repaired and repainted for another year of duty.