March 1, 2012
Join us at the Maritime Museum for this free, special event at 7:00 p.m. to launch Halifax and Titanic, an illustrated history of Halifax’s connection to the Titanic disaster. When Titanic went down off the coast of Newfoundland, the city of Halifax was the base from which recovery operations were mounted. From the recovery, 337 bodies were found and 128 were buried at sea and 209 were delivered to Halifax, of which 150, were buried in three Halifax cemeteries. For the upcoming one-hundredth anniversary of Titanic’s sinking, author John Boileau examines the relationship between the city and the unprecedented tragedy. John Boileau served in the Canadian Army for thirty-seven years, retiring as colonel in 1999. He is the author of Halifax and the Royal Canadian Navy as well as seven other books.
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