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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
180 Sandy Cove Rd, Terence Bay, Nova Scotia B3T 1Y5, Canada
+1 902-852-1557
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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 15 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 15 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 12 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 2 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
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We stopped at Peggy's Cove and could not leave soon enough as there were gobs of tour buses bringing people in from the cruise ships in Halifax. We did take the time to stop at the Information center and this wonderful woman suggested that we...More

Thank Judy G
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place by the ocean with a boardwalk and gazebo. One of the best places to go for relaxation in the summer.

Thank Sheryl Anne F
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We went to see this small quaint park. It was so beautiful and there were very few people at the location and the volunteer who was there was so helpful. So relaxing and beautiful

Thank Tracey B
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is an out of the way place but worth the drive. A self guided interpretive center (and cafe) about the largest loss of lives (pre-Titanic) and the heroes that saved many. Considering the year, it is a miracle people survived and were rescued. There...More

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