Titanic Sank 107 Years Ago Today!!!
On her maiden voyage from Southampton, England, the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic the night of April 14, 1912. In less than three hours, the ship that was touted as the ship that would never sink, descended to its final resting place in the Atlantic Ocean. Of its 2,228 passengers and crew, 1,518 lost their lives. The story of Titanic, a remarkable engineering feat of the early 20th century, continues to captivate our interest, hearts and emotions. The “Telegraph Building” in North Sydney knew before anyone else in North America that the Titanic was going down.
Halifax, Nova Scotia played a specific role in the Titanic story. White Star officials in New York at first believed that the damaged Titanic would sail to Halifax, the closest major port and trains with relatives and immigration officials departed from New York to Halifax. Hours after Titanic sank, White Star Line commissioned cable ships based in Halifax to recover the bodies of victims. Of the 209 bodies brought to Halifax, 150 were laid to rest in three cemeteries in Halifax.