May 8, 2012
The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic has recently acquired the largest antique ship model in Canada, a magnificent 18 foot model of the RMS Lusitania and Mauretania.
The 106 year old model is the original builder's model of the Cunard Line's RMS Lusitania, whose sinking on May 7, 1915 is, after Titanic, is the most famous wreck in history and helped bring the United States into WWI.
After Lusitania's loss, the model was hastily converted to represent her sister ship, RMS Mauretania, a long-serving liner with extensive connections to Halifax. The largest and fastest ships in the world, these two ships changed travel history and their challenge led directly to White Star Line's construction of Titanic.
The model, on long-term loan from the City of Toronto, will be officially unveiled and Dan Conlin will present an illustrated talk on the model and these two legendary ships. May 8 - 7:30 pm
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