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The Titanic sunk off Halifax

It is just over a thousand kilometers of coast in Halifax, that on 15 April 1912, the Titanic sank, with its 2,200 passengers and crew members. Port nearest importance, so by the time the boats left in charge of recovering the bodies of the victims. The whole story of this tragic sinking is told at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic Halifax (super interesting also on the maritime history of the province with many ship models). Objects recovered by rescue ships are on display. Of the 300 body (for 1,500 victims) found, 150 were buried in Halifax, most at Fairview Cemetery. The pilgrimage is worth seeing. A square is reserved for victims of the Titanic. Many steles with the mention "Died April 15, 1912 ..." followed by a number ... because not identified. One of them nonetheless centralises most attention: that of a "J. Dawson," the name of the character played by Leonardo DiCaprio in James Cameron's Titanic. Yet it is just a coincidence. This is actually a certain Joseph Dawson, an Irish machinist who worked on the boat. But the attraction of the film and the legend are stronger than the rest. We so want to believe that we imagine will visit the grave of Jack / Leonardo. It is not important the link between reality and fiction. Many scenes of Titanic James Cameron have also been turned off Halifax. The history of the ship and the city are inextricably linked.

Posted by Roberto13124 23:10 Archived in Canada

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