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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.

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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.

Gloucester Memorial 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.

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Exhibits include the Titanic, Convoy, Halifax Wrecked, and Days of Sail among others

Memorial for 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.

Protecting 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.

Sable 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.

Sable Island
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.

Shipwreck Database Research
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 and more

The Unsinkable Ship and Halifax
When the famous ship went down in 1912, Halifax became involved in its aftermath

Titanic 3DVideo
This museum is the only venue on the east coast licensed to show the world's only 3D Titanic video

Titanic Victims 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 memorabilia

Swissair Flight 111

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.

Current 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

The Movie
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

The People Involved
Minutes after the crash, Halifax rescue teams were mobilized. Here's a look at the people involved.

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Highway7 E-zine, a publication of Hatch Media, is an electronic journal with a focus on commercial, historical, cultural and ecological issues concerning the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia in Canada. Topics include a growing resource of currently more than 300 articles. More articles and image galleries are added frequently as new material is brought to our attention. With Highway7.com, our primary aim is to serve, inform and reflect the rural communities on the Atlantic Coast of Nova Scotia, as well as to acquaint new residents, visitors, tourists, and investors with the special beauty and enormous potential of our region.
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