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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
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The exhibits in this waterfront museum, housed partly in a restored chandlery, include small boats once used around the coast, as well as displays describing Nova Scotia's proud sailing heritage. The most memorable ones, though, are devoted to the Titanic and the Halifax Explosion. The former has 20-odd artifacts, including the ship's only surviving deck chair. Also on display are a section of wall paneling, a balustrade molding and part of a newel from the dual curving staircase, a mortuary bag, and the log kept by a wireless operator in Newfoundland on the night the ship sank. In the explosion exhibit, "Halifax Wrecked," newspaper accounts and quotes from survivors are poignantly paired with everyday objects recovered from the rubble, among them a schoolboy's book bag and a broken pocket watch that will forever record the time of impact.
The museum has outdoor attractions, too. On the boardwalk right behind it is a ship-shaped children's playground and, steps away at the wharf, you'll see the hydrographic steamer CSS Acadia. After a long life of charting the coasts of Labrador and the Arctic, she's now permanently moored and museum-ticket holders can board her for tours from May through September.
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