Titanic Cemeteries, Halifax
I visited the titanic cemetery in halifax nova scotia, one of my ancestors died on the Titanic he was an Engineer and there are 2 buried there, so maybe one could be him, it was so sad to see, but very interest
Three Halifax ships were involved in the task of recovering Titanic victims in April 1912. The "unsinkable" ship hit an iceberg on her maiden voyage and sank to the bottom of the ocean. April 15 1912 is engraved in the many headstones on the grave site at Halifax's Fairview cemetery where most victims were burried.
Catolic victims were burried at the Mount Olivet Cemetery at Fielding Av (4 blocks West of the Halifax Shopping Center).
Jewish victims are burried at the Baron De Hirsch Cemetery adjacent to the Fairfield cemetery (Corner od Windsor and Connaught)
Donations for the care and maintenance of the Titanic victims' graves can be made to:
The Halifax Titanic Graves Trust Fund
Halifax Regional Municipality,
PO Box 1749,
Canada, B3J 3AS.
On April 15, 1912, the "unsinkable" S.S. Titanic, pride of the White Star Line, struck an iceburg and sank. While the Carpathia was steaming towards New York with the 705 survivors of the Titanic disaster, the Canadian cable ship MacKay Bennett was steaming to the disaster site loaded with coffins, body bags and embalmers. It was their grisly duty to search for and retrieve the bodies of Titanic's 1,523 victims. They returned with some remains to be buried in Halifax.
At Fairview Cemetery 121 victims of the Titanic disaster are resting. The graves are laid out not in straight lines, but curved to resemble the hull of a ship. The curved lines on the right-side are broken which is supposed to represent the area on the Titanic that struck the iceberg. What is also unique about the grave arrangements is that the graves outlining the hull of Titanic face the same direction as the actual wreck does at the bottom of the Atlantic. This is pure coincidence, but interesting nonetheless. Most of the bodies that were buried at Fairview were crew members. The next group were Third Class passengers. There are a few Second Class passengers and one First Class passenger.
The other 29 victims buried in Halifax can be located at Baron de Hirsch Cemetery and Mount Olivet Cemetery. The Titanic plot at the Baron De Hirsch Cemetery was intended for Jewish victims of the Titanic. Many victims that were Jewish were, however, interred elsewhere while one passenger Michel Navratil was wrongly thought to be Jewish because he boarded the Titanic under the name Hoffman. The Mount Olivet Cemetery was intended for Catholic victims.
The titanic graveyard and museum is a must! Actual artifacts taken off the titanic during dives.
The IMAX theatre in Bayer's Lake area is another spot to go.
The historical gravesite and museum of the titanic is too important to miss.
On Chisholm ave. is the Titanic Gravestones if you're interested in that History. It contains the famous 'Jack' headstone... this guy with Leo DiCaprio's character name.. it was a fluke but highly ironic and cool!
Well it has to do with the Titanic and was big here in the city for awhile. Downtown is an actual Titanic museum with displays and stuff.