Nova Scotia, with its 4,700 miles
of coastline has a history of shipwrecks, including the famous Titanic. Many of
the ill-fated passengers of the 'unsinkable' ship Titanic, the Mont Blanc, and
Flight 111 found their final resting place in the waters close to Halifax.
The Perfect Storm
Called the 'perfect storm', the Hallowe'en storm and the 'unnamed storm' because
of the speed at which two storm fronts converged, it became another killer storm
that took lives. A book and a blockbuster movie "The Perfect Storm" tell the
story, but here's what really happened out on the Atlantic.
Honours Nova Scotians
Massachusetts and Atlantic Canada's seafarers share a common history and often,
the same fate on boats lost at sea. More than 1200 Nova Scotians are honoured
on Gloucester's 'Fisherman's Memorial'.
Swissair Flight 111
Many are still haunted by the SwissAir disaster. Here is a guide to the documentation,
reports and more of Swissair Flight 111, one of the world's worst disasters
in recent history, and of the heroic efforts to find its victims.
of the Atlantic
Exhibits include the Titanic, Convoy, Halifax Wrecked, and Days of Sail
the Bonnie Lou II
When the Bonnie Lou II went down in March of 1988, she took all hands with her,
including 5 members of one Sambro, Nova Scotia family. Charlene Fairchild is
originally from Sambro, a small fishing village close to Halifax, but now living
in BC. Charlene's memorial page is a sad tribute to the captain and crew.
Nova Scotia's Shipwrecks
Think before you put those dubloons in your wetsuit pocket. Like an archeological
dig, a shipwreck left intact preserves its heritage.
Island Shipwreck Map (Downloadable)
Sable Island's legacy as 'The Graveyard of the Atlantic'has been recorded on
a map that shows the ships wrecked on the island's dangerous coast, with country
of origin, and year it went down. Here's a downloadable/printable map of Sable
Island's famous shipwrecks.
More than 350 ships have wrecked on this treacherous shoal since the late 1500's.
Now offshore oil pumps not far from here and the fragile ecology of Sable Island
is being preserved.
Researching shipwrecks in the North Atlantic? The Maritime History archive taps
into several marine databases for information on over 50,000 records, from ship
registries, Lloyd's insurance, Canadian Coast Guard records, newspaper records
The Unsinkable Ship and Halifax
When the famous ship went down in 1912, Halifax became involved in its
This museum is the only venue on the east coast licensed to show the world's
only 3D Titanic video
in Halifax Graveyard
150 Titanic victims are buried in a Halifax graveyard. Here is the 'unofficial'
list of names
Titanic's Wireless Log
Wireless operator Jack Goodwin's message log is exhibited along with other Titanic
Many are still haunted by the SwissAir
disaster. Here is a guide to the documentation, reports and more of Flight
111, one of the world's worst recent disasters and the heroic efforts to
find its victims.
Events -- Canada
About.com's Kim Fong gave an excellent account
One Year Later
Since Swissair Flight 111 went down just outside Halifax just over a year
ago, The Halifax Herald has maintained a diligence in reporting the aftermath.
Canadian Coast Guard
Search and Rescue
The Canadian Coast Guard was instrumental in co-ordinating rescue efforts
Halifax film producer Wayne Grigsby has purchased the film rights to the
book "Flight 111: The Tragedy of the Swissair Crash", and will premiere
a movie in the fall of 2000
Minutes after the crash, Halifax rescue teams were mobilized. Here's a
look at the people involved.
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