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“Titanic” Legends and Lore in Halifax, Nova Scotia

by Lisa Truesdale
Titanic Graves

If you fell in love with Jack Dawson, Leonardo diCaprio’s character in “Titanic,” you’re not alone. Thousands of lovestruck movie fans make the pilgrimage to Halifax every year to mourn beside a grave marked “J. Dawson” — even though the film’s Jack Dawson was a fictional character and the grave’s occupant was a child.

After the Titanic sunk in the North Atlantic on April 15, 1912, city officials in Halifax were preparing to receive survivors. Instead, they received hundreds of bodies. Visit the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic to learn the whole story and view beautifully preserved artifacts from the ship.

– Lisa Truesdale is a freelance writer based in Colorado. She writes regularly about travel and tourism, food and drink, and healthy living topics for a variety of regional, national, and international publications.

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