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Samuel Cunard Statue

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Samuel Cunard Statue

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YTCHENG wrote a review Oct 2019
Hong Kong, China15,500 contributions1,174 helpful votes
Samuel Cunard Statue was located at the Cruise Terminal of Halifax. It had been erected there for tribute to Cunard who started his career in Halifax and later the ship building business in England.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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John M wrote a review Oct 2019
Raleigh, North Carolina1,744 contributions728 helpful votes
If you are a Cunard fan, this is a status of the man who started it all. Samuel Cunard was from Halifax. After many successful businesses in Nova Scotia, he left for England to start his ship building. It's a nice statue on the way back to your ship.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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BenLar137 wrote a review Oct 2019
Calgary, Canada13,313 contributions683 helpful votes
Anybody who has ever taken a cruise and is visiting Halifax should drop by and see this statue on the beautiful waterfront. It reminds us that it takes all kinds of people to create all the fantastic experiences we have when we cruise. While this tribute is welcome, I'd like to see a memorial to all the housekeepers, cooks, and myriad of other staff who make fun cruising possible.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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on_the_go_98765 wrote a review Sep 2019
Tucson15,537 contributions1,517 helpful votes
Samuel was not born in America; he is the son of a Quaker dad and Roman Catholic mom who met in Halifax. After the end of the American Revolution (1783) , these "Loyalists" (seems like a dirty word to Americans) met and married. Thus was born our Samuel. Dad was a carpenter and amassed some degree of wealth with his skill and savvy. But it is "Samuel" that drives this bus; he is the success story here. He was born in 1756 so, by the time the War of 1812 came around, he was 56 years old. He attained the rank of Captain (on the British side). No American patriot here; the genes of his "Loyalist" ancestry ran through the lineage. In 1859, (at age 72), England's very own Queen Victoria knighted him as "Sir" with the title of "First Baronet" which means: he is not on a par with the order of Knighthood. And this also means that your son will get the second baronet titular designation, and his son the third ... ad nauseam. To his credit, Samuel was a resourceful, enterprising young man who built an empire (mountain) out of his father's mole hill (ship commerce, building, and related enterprises) beginnings. In the interim either (before or after Samuel's death), Cunard absorbed other lines, one of which was the Titanic (which went down in 1912) long after Samuel's death. A guy can only be held responsible for just so long ... presume that final day to be his eventual passing (1865). But this is today: Cunard is part of the omnipotent, omnipresent Carnival Lines. But Samuel has no concerns; he was buried in London circa 1865 at the age of 78.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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bigdoubled71 wrote a review Sep 2019
London, Canada3,075 contributions129 helpful votes
The Samuel Cunard statue is located on the Waterfront boardwalk near the Halifax seaport market. It commemorates Cunard and his part in the history of the citys shipping and port history.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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