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SS Atlantic: Immigrant Ship Disaster

March 30 - May 31

On April 1, 1873, the White Star ocean liner SS Atlantic sank at Lower Prospect near Halifax with nearly 1,000 people aboard, most of them Irish, English, Scandinavian and German immigrants. The wreck was a precursor to the White Star Line’s loss of SS Titanic in 1912 and was Canada’s worst shipwreck until the sinking of the SS Empress of Ireland in 1914 . Explore this immigrant tragedy with a display of rare artifacts from the wreck presented by the the SS Atlantic Heritage Society as part of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21’s “Community Presents” program.

Details

Start:
March 30
End:
May 31
Website:
https://pier21.ca/temporary-exhibits

Organizer

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Phone:
902-425-7770
Website:
www.pier21.ca

Venue

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
1055 Marginal Rd
Halifax, NS B3H 4P7
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Phone:
(902) 425-7770