Rediscovering the Titanic in Canada and New England
Cruise travelers heading to Canada and New England certainly have changing fall colors to look forward to at this time of year, but beyond the beautiful scenery, ship buffs will also have the history of the Titanic awaiting discovery in Halifax, Nova Scotia as well.
Returning to the port of Halifax yesterday aboard the Seabourn Quest reminded me of a private tour that my parents and I took a couple of years ago here focused exclusively on the infamous ocean liner and its doomed passengers, so few of whom survived the ship’s sinking in 1912. After all, its hard for modern cruise guests not to be captivated by the so-called “unsinkable” ship – White Star Line’s then brand new pride and joy – that sank now over a century ago.
Thankfully, many of the safety regulations that we are protected by at sea to this day first resulted from the sinking, the story of which begun in Southampton and ended in Halifax. The established maritime community served the Titanic aftermath by having the infrastructure capable of recovering the bodies and debris left behind.
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