Titantic Graveyard And ArtifactsPresentation Transcript
Titanic Cemetery and Museum Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
The Last Surviving Deck Chair This deck chair was retrieved from the individuals who collected the bodies from the ocean. It was originally given to the minster who blessed all the bodies. His family later donated it to the Maritime Museum in Halifax.
A Replica of the Deck Chair (Avery, age 6)
Artifacts to Commemorate the Sinking of the Titanic
Cabinet from the Titanic
A Rolling Pin from the Kitchen
TableSettings and Blanket
Sample of Titanic’s Dinner Menus
Decorative Wood Panel from a Lounge
The 1st Class Lounge
Decorative Panel from Staircase
The Famous Staircase
John Astor’s Life Jacket
The Location of Largest Titanic Cemetery Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
There are approximately 121 graves at this site. It is a non-denominational cemetery.
Unidentified or Unclaimed Passenger White Star Cruise Line purchased plain black granite gravestones for each victim. The number on the bottom represents the order in which the body was found.
Upgraded marker paid by Bruce Ismay (chairman of White Star Cruise Line) Bruce Ismay was an outcast of society after the Titanic tragedy. Many individuals felt he should have gone down with the ship. He order that captain to travel across the Atlantic at a dangerous speed and advertised that the Titanic was “unsinkable.”
Unknown Child of Titanic This child was later identified as Gosta Paulson (DNA research). Mother is buried just a few feet away. The Mom was identified by her ticket number that was in her pocket. The other 3 children were never found. The family were 3rd class passengers on the Titanic.
The cemetery is in the shape of the ship’s hull. The graves are not in a straight line. They were purposely bowed and bent in the shape of the ship’s hull. There is a gap left between graves on the right-hand side of the site representing were the ship hit the iceberg.
The Infamous Jack Dawson Grave (Titanic Movie) This is the gravesite James Dawson who was a coal stoker on the Titanic. He was actually a poor Irish man looking for work. James Dawson was 23 years of age.
A Grave Marker that Reflects Later Identification DNA research has allowed many unidentified victims to be identified. These names have been gradually painted on the sides of the grave markers.
Mount Olivet Cemetery Catholic cemetery that contains 19 graves. Families requested that they be buried in this cemetery.