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C.S.S. Acadia

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Address: Maritime Museum | 1675 Lower Water St., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Phone Number: 902-424-7490
Description: Canada's first hydrographic ship was used in mapping the ocean from 1913...
Canada's first hydrographic ship was used in mapping the ocean from 1913 to 1969 and is now open to the public for viewing and tours.
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Interesting ship!

This is a very interesting ship that is part of the Maritime Museum. I always find sailing ships to be interesting, but even more than that, they're usually very full of history... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is a very interesting ship that is part of the Maritime Museum. I always find sailing ships to be interesting, but even more than that, they're usually very full of history! How anyone can cross an ocean in a wooden vessel is incredible to me!

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Ardrossan, Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Beautiful place to visit, Lots to see an very interesting. Love the boat tour an was also interesting to see how they lived and stayed on the boat.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

How wonderful to be able to board the C.S.S. Acadia and walk around the decks, exploring such a historical ship. This opportunity is included in your ticket to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Be sure to take advantage of this.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Unfortunately only 1 deck seems to be open to the public. Lower deck tours apparently do occur occasionally, but probably require some special arrangements. The ship itself is in excellent condition.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Interesting ship, only the top decks are open when I visited. I'm not sure if that is normal or not. Seeing the engine room would have been interesting. Worth the price of admission at the Maritime Museum

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White Rock
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

OK, but the exhibit could have been tied in with those from the museum better. There must be something more that could be done to give visitors a sense of some of the work this ship had done.

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N. California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Fine example of this type of vessel. Lots of staff around but they could have pushed more info to those of us looking. Not enough of the below decks open, The engine deserves a closer look.

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Bridgewater, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

This vessel is very well preserved and is the only boat/ship left afloat that was present in the Harbour when the Mount Blanc blew up

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Halifax, NS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

Canadian marine history bringing back what life was like on a BIO research ship

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

its a quick little self-guided tour and included with your maritime museum pass, it was good to be able to get on the boat and snoop around for awhile.

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Address: Maritime Museum | 1675 Lower Water St., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Phone Number: 902-424-7490
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > Downtown Halifax

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