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SS Atlantic Heritage Park

180 Sandy Cove Rd, Terence Bay, Nova Scotia B3T 1Y5, Canada
+1 902-852-1557
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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 the equally ill-fated Titanic. Our site preserves the memory of the wreck and those involved through wreckage artifacts, interpretive displays and helpful staff. There is also a monument on the mass burial/memorial site of unidentified victims, which is located in our beautiful seaside park. While you're there, you can take a relaxing walk down our picturesque seaside boardwalk and relax on the nearby beach. Light snacks and crafts by local artists are available for purchase, and donations are welcome.
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180 Sandy Cove Rd, Terence Bay, Nova Scotia B3T 1Y5, Canada
+1 902-852-1557
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Thank worrywart2015
Reviewed 1 November 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

Thank AngelaMcC1234
Reviewed 2 September 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.

Thank NavyShooterHFX
Reviewed 16 August 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.

Thank suetravels10
Reviewed 7 July 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

Thank MatthewS4
Reviewed 17 June 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

Thank gbruels
Reviewed 14 May 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.

Thank John C
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We had an indoor lunch in this museum. The society was very accommodating in allowing our large group to have lunch out of the rain. Many of the souvenirs cf are hand made and used to support this group.

Thank Robb F
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We enjoyed this small museum (donations appreciated). It was very interesting to learn about this historical maritime disaster and view artifacts from dives. We spent more time than we thought we would here. The young man in the museum was a pleasure to talk with...More

Thank TNKaz
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is a mini-park and memorial to the crash of the S. S. Altantic Sea Liner in 1873. This was the worst sea disaster in terms of loss of life between 1710 and the sinking of the Titanic. The park is somewhat wheelchair accessible or...More

Thank Glidr
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