April 12 - November 4, 2012
The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic presents a special temporary exhibit on the history of cable ships in Nova Scotia, featuring the significant roles of the Halifax-based Mackay-Bennett and Minia ships in Titanic’s recovery operations.
“Cable Ships: Connecting Halifax to Titanic and the World,” will share personal stories and artifacts from some of the crew members who led in the recovery of bodies from the site, those who started the grueling process of identification and burial, and how they coped with their individual experiences afterwards.
The connection of cable ships and wireless trans-Atlantic communications was also the advanced technology at that time. Learn the historical significance of Halifax's role in the cable ship industry to Titanic’s story and global communications to the world. An original exhibit researched and developed by the museum, Cable Ships will be shown from April 12 to November 4 to commemorate this special anniversary of the sinking of Titanic.
There will be reception at 7:30 pm to which all members of the public are welcome.
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