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History Post-confederation (1867-)

Titanic Victims in Halifax Graveyards revised edition

by (author) Blair Beed

Nimbus Publishing
Initial publish date
Feb 2012
Post-Confederation (1867-), Death & Dying, Disasters & Disaster Relief
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2012
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For eighty-five years dozens of victims of one of the most famous ships in history rested quietly in Halifax, Nova Scotia, until the 1997 film Titanic created a renewed interest in the burial sites.

Visitors to Halifax have many questions about the city's connection to the infamous ship. Of the 328 bodies found, why were some buried at sea? Why were 59 bodies sent elsewhere for burial and the rest buried in Halifax? Titanic Victims in Halifax Graveyards answers those questions while telling the intriguing and little-known story of the 150 passengers and crew who were buried in the port city of Halifax. Using official reports and newspaper articles, author Blair Beed provides an outline of life on board the Titanic, describes society as it was in 1912, and highlights the care for the dead taken by the crews of the recovery ships and those who met them on arrival in Halifax.

This revised edition, with two new chapters and an updated design, is an important addition to any Titanic library.

About the author

A graduate of Saint Mary’s University, Blair Beed’s tourism career has involved tour guiding, planning, and training. Active in heritage preservation and municipal politics, he has served as a consultant on various community projects. He was a member of the 75th Anniversary Explosion Commemorative Committee, and is the author of 1917 Halifax Explosion and American Response. He lives in Halifax.

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