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SS Atlantic Heritage Park

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The S.S. Atlantic Heritage Park is dedicated to the memory of those lost in the wreck as well as the heroic rescue efforts put forth by the local people. The S.S. Atlantic was the second ship of the White Star Line, the same company responsible for...more
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180 Sandy Cove Rd, Terence Bay, Nova Scotia B3T 1Y5, Canada
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Great info about the SS Atlantic. Ship wreck junkies will eat up all the history in this place. Walk along the board walk to some amazing views of Terence bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kayakzita
Reviewed August 5, 2018

We visited this site after going to Peggy’s Cove. A quaint museum with artifacts and info regarding the tragedy. If you stop you must take time to visit the cemetery and the gazebo. It’s very peaceful and beautiful. We walked all the way around to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Hmlaunhardt
Reviewed July 11, 2018

If you are taking the scenic drive from Halifax to Peggy's Cove, you will drive right by the SS Atlantic Heritage Park. It is well worth stopping here. The small information center is full of artifacts. Please ask the person working in the information center...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank wardgarner
Reviewed November 10, 2017

Definitely worth a visit. s.s. Atlantic was a passenger ship that ran aground in a terrible storm killing everyone except a small boy. The local fishermen and others in the village tried to rescue the passengers and crew. There is a small museum and cafe...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank worrywart2015
Reviewed November 1, 2017

The SS Atlantic Heritage Park gives you a chance to view the beauty of the Atlantic Ocean while learning the history of shipwreck of the SS Atlantic. Visitors can walk along the board walk, shop at the craft shop filled with items made from local...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank AngelaMcC1234
Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

The park was a nice little walk, and the interpretive centre had some fascinating artifacts from the wreck. The boardwalk is great, and there is a nice sand beach just up the road to explore.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank NavyShooterHFX
Reviewed August 16, 2017

The museum is small with well laid out artifacts that you can read by yourself or have the guide assist you. There is also a craft shop within the museum with lovely crafts made by locals.......not from overseas.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank suetravels10
Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

This site is off the beaten and main costal drive but worth a look. It is down the terrace Bay road and home to a memorial for the ship wreck SS Atlantic. There is an interpretation centre there and a short walk along a path...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank MatthewS4
Reviewed June 17, 2017

While most people immediately think of Titanic as the White Star Line's major maritime tragedy, there was another major loss of life in 1873 when the White Star Line's S.S. Atlantic ran aground in a storm with 562 people (mostly women and children in an...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank gbruels
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

Before of the titanic this was the largest shipping disaster in North America hundreds of people lost their lives on a stormy night and this is their final resting place.

Date of experience: May 2017
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