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Canada Edwardian era History

Relatives Wait For the Dead From Titanic’s Sinking: This Week in History

“Halifax is waiting in funeral garb for the arrival of the cable ship Mackay-Bennett with its cargo of dead from the scene of the Titanic disaster,” the Montreal Gazette reported April 27, 1912.  “Hotels are crowded with the bereaved, and every train brings additional relatives of victims.” It was unknown when the “floating morgue” would […]

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Violet Jessop: The Unsinkable Nurse Who Survived Two Downed Ships

Violet Jessop was born October 2, 1888, in Argentina.  Born to Irish parents, Jessop had several siblings. Her family moved to Britain after her father’s death. Jessop followed in her mother’s footsteps and began working as an ocean liner stewardess. She was on the Olympic when it collided with another ship in 1911. The following […]

Canada Edwardian era History

Titanic: The Halifax Connection

Everyone knows the story of the Titanic: The largest ship ever built, on its maiden voyage, hits an iceberg and sinks. There weren’t enough lifeboats on board, resulting in more than 1,500 passengers and crew dying.  But how many people know the story of what happened after the Carpathia rescued the survivors? Recovery The CS […]

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Hail the Magnificent Ocean Liners

Early 20th century ocean liners — unlike their poor cousins today, the cruise ship — were grand in scale, luxury and architecture. In the days before air travel, these liners escorted thousands of passengers around the world. The most popular route was between North America and Europe, a trip which in the 1910s took less than two […]

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