Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Another adventure in Halifax is behind me. I was fortunate this trip that I did have a wee bit of free time yesterday morning to do some sightseeing. I went and toured the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic down on Lower Water Street.

While not the biggest museum you’ll ever visit, it does contain two interesting exhibits – one on the Halifax Explosion of 1917 (which, up to the time the atomic bomb was dropped on the Hiroshima, was the single largest man-made explosion ever recorded); the other on the Titanic.

If you’re ever in Halifax, the Museum is worth a 30 minute visit if only to see these two exhibits.

1) Maritime Museum of the Atlantic; 2) a real Titanic deck chair (one of the few actually recovered)

3) Halifax Explosion book of remembrance

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7 Responses to Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

  1. orchidgrass says:

    canadian history seems very remote to me

  2. enRoute says:

    ryc: that’s for SURE~!!! =P

  3. Anonymous says:

    I have always wanted to do East Canada

  4. Anonymous says:

    Nice you could see so much you wanted to.  And that chair…….I found one in the attic of my old apartment that had the same style……..glad I kept it.  Must be the style of that period.

  5. enRoute says:

    ok, I’ll remember the place if I go there. =)

  6. Fatcat723 says:

    Well, it sounds like you got a little more free time on this trip. Usually your schedule is packed.

  7. willariah says:

    i’m glad you got to enjoy the locale’s offerings for once!! it seems like it’s always go-go-go for you when you visit. i am excited about 12/8 – whatever it is that you have planned! and yes, you are dead-on in your guesses re: my christmas wish list.

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