Halifax, Nova Scotia: Remembering the lost Titanic souls

Titanic Deck Chair by Laurie Mireau.

Our little hometown city of Halifax Nova Scotia is marking the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic this weekend because Halifax, Nova Scotia is home to the graves of more Titanic victims than any other site in the world.

We love our city for the little gem that it is — and promise to write a guide to visiting it some time before the summer tourist season starts.  there is much to lure the discerning traveler and we do so love to play tourist in our own city from time to time.  Today, however, we thought we’d share with you a remembrance.

On our office wall just to the left of the desk hangs a beautiful watercolor that captured Patty one day when she saw it in a brochure for a local artist.  Finding Laurie Mireau in her Halifax studio, Patty was delighted to find that she still had the original of her painting of a deck chair from the Titanic, one of which is housed in the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

For us, the image is evocative of so many wonderful hours spent on ships at sea.  Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.  Laurie still has prints!

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