Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, NS

Sister Sarah, Joey, Gord and I spent time today at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic on Upper Water Street.

It is the oldest and largest maritime museum in Canada with a collection of over 30,000 artifacts including 70 small craft.  Public galleries include the Days of Sail, the Age of Steam, Small Craft, the Canadian Navy, the Halifax Explosion and Shipwrecks.  It is an interesting museum to check out and admittance is more than reasonable at about $5.

Sambro Lighthouse Lens
Sambro Lighthouse Lens
Sambro Lighthouse Electric Beacon
Mark IX 21-inch Whitehead Torpedo, used during
and after WWII
The Dockyard Bell from the mid-1700s
The Dockyard Bell from the mid-1700s
Joey and Sister Sarah
HMS Imaum figurehead
HMS Imaum figurehead
Gord with the Hotchkiss Gun
William Edward Hall (1827 – 1904) was the first
African-American person, first Nova Scotian
and third Canadian to receive the Victoria Cross
The Halifax Explosion exhibit was interesting and timely
In 1917, Richard Mason had ordered a tombstone for
three of his children who had died 29 years earlier.
He and all the members of his family died in the
Halifax Explosion.  The tombstone was found in 1973.
Goose Boat @1900

A contact mine used by the Allied navies in both
World Wars
The rum ration
Range Light, probably used as an approach light
to Yarmouth Harbour
Fog Bell mounted aboard lightship 14, Lurcher
Captain James Augustus Farquhar (1842-1930)
Figurehead from the ship Saint Patrick, which was
wrecked on the coast of Nova Scotia in 1841

There is a store where you can buy souvenirs.

There is a photo op in the lobby.

Me, Gord, Sister Sarah and Joey
Me, Gord, Sister Sarah and Joey

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