April 3, 2012
2012 marks a hundred years since the sinking of the Titanic, which slipped beneath the surface of the North Atlantic on April 15, 1912. 1,517 passengers shared death in the disaster. Survivors, many in their bed-clothing were set adrift in lifeboats with no lights, food or water. The passengers and crew who perished ultimately paid an earnest price to be on the ship’s maiden voyage to New York. There were 337 bodies recovered among the icebergs where the Titanic sank. 28 badly damaged or deteriorated bodies were buried at sea while 209 bodies were returned to Halifax. 59 of these were shipped to further destinations for burial. The largest number of Titanic victims, a total of 150, are buried in Halifax. Of these, 44 remain unidentified. Join photographer Andrew Danson Danushevsky for the opening of a compelling new exhibit, in which he displays a series of powerful images of the graves of one-hundred and fifty souls, whose maiden voyage on the greatest ship of her era ended in three Halifax cemeteries. Join us for this special opening reception at 6:30 pm followed by a talk from Mr. Danushevsky at 7:30 pm.
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