S.S. Atlantic

Oceanic Steam Navigation Company Limited
usually known as the White Star Line


1 April 1873

The greatest loss of life
in a single North Atlantic tragedy
between 1707 and 1912



Photographs of
Memorial

Sandy Cove
Terence Bay

Halifax Regional Municipality
Nova Scotia

GPS location:   44°27'56"N   63°42'38"W
Google map


How to get there: See map below




S.S. Atlantic memorial, Sandy Cove: entrance

Photographed on 10 November 2002



S.S. Atlantic, Harper's Weekly 1873

S.S. Atlantic, Harper's Weekly, 1873



S.S. Atlantic memorial, Sandy Cove: looking east

Photographed on 25 August 2003



S.S. Atlantic memorial, Sandy Cove: detail, west face

Photographed on 10 November 2002



S.S. Atlantic memorial, Sandy Cove

Photographed on 10 November 2002



S.S. Atlantic memorial, Sandy Cove

Photographed on 10 November 2002



S.S. Atlantic memorial, Sandy Cove

Photographed on 10 November 2002



S.S. Atlantic memorial, Sandy Cove

Photographed on 10 November 2002



S.S. Atlantic memorial, Sandy Cove

Photographed on 10 November 2002



S.S. Atlantic memorial, Sandy Cove

Photographed on 10 November 2002



S.S. Atlantic memorial, Sandy Cove

Photographed on 10 November 2002



S.S. Atlantic memorial, Sandy Cove

Photographed on 10 November 2002



Map showing location of the S.S. Atlantic memorials
Map showing location of the S.S. Atlantic memorials
at Sandy Cove and Lower Prospect, Halifax County.

"S.S." means steam ship.





William Johnson Ancient
In the spring  of  1873  Ancient  attracted  worldwide  attention
for his involvement in one of the most spectacular North Atlantic
marine  disasters  of the  late  19th  century...  He was honoured by
the government of Canada, the Humane Society of Massachusetts,
and the  Citizens'  Relief  Committee  of  Chicago...





Saint John Telegraph-Journal, 23 April 2005
From interview with Sheree Fitch
Saint John Telegraph-Journal, 23 April 2005

Saint John Telegraph-Journal, 23 April 2005
The New Brunswick Reader, 23 April 2005
Saturday insert in the Saint John Telegraph-Journal
Saint John Telegraph-Journal, 23 April 2005
Saint John Telegraph-Journal, 23 April 2005
Saint John Telegraph-Journal, 23 April 2005
Wreck of the S.S. Atlantic, by Currier and Ives


New York Times, March 1874: SS Atlantic salvage decision

SS Atlantic salvage decision
New York Times, 15 March 1874






Links to Relevant Websites

Wreck of the Atlantic, 1873
    http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/Wrecks/wreckatlantic1873.html


History of the White Star Line
    http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/lines/whitestar.html


Loss of the Atlantic, 1873
    http://www.ist.uwaterloo.ca/%7Emarj/genealogy/ships/atlantic1873.html


Lost at Sea
    http://www.lostatsea.ca/atlantic.htm


S.S. Atlantic 1873: memorial at Star of the Sea cemetery Lower Prospect
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/ssatlansos.html


S.S. Atlantic: An account of the disaster On March 31st Captain Williams
and third officer C. L. Brady were at the bridge till midnight, there was
a heavy sea running and it was very dark...
    http://www.norwayheritage.com/articles/templates/
    great-disasters.asp?articleid=1&zoneid=1


S.S. Atlantic Heritage Park Sandy Cove, Terence Bay
    http://www.ssatlantic.com/


S.S. Atlantic: Recent photographs of the wreck, August 2002
    http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/Recreation/EastCoastDive/ssa.htm

The Wayback Machine has archived copies of:
The Wreck of the SS Atlantic, off Prospect, Nova Scotia
Recent photographs of the wreck


Archived: 2003 April 22
http://web.archive.org/web/20030422045052/http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/
        Recreation/EastCoastDive/ssa.htm

Archived: 2003 June 20
http://web.archive.org/web/20030620194929/http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/
        Recreation/EastCoastDive/ssa.htm


Burial service, Victims of Wreck of SS. Atlantic, Lower Prospect, April 1873
    http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/halifax/exhibit.asp?ID=42


S.S. Atlantic Extracts from Loss of the Steam Ship Atlantic published 1873
    http://www.skiphowlett.com/Web_Page/Atlantic.htm


Treacherous Waters
    http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/Magazine/ND01/alacarte.html


Great Marine Disasters from 1866 to 1911
    http://gaslight.mtroyal.ca/titnmarn.htm







Photographs of War Memorials, Historic Monuments and Plaques in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1763.ca/remem/plaques.html



S.S. Atlantic 1873 memorial at Star of the Sea cemetery, Lower Prospect S.S. Atlantic 1873: memorial at Star of the Sea cemetery Lower Prospect
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/ssatlansos.html


Swissair Flight 111 Memorial, Whalesback Swissair Flight 111 Memorial Whalesback
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/swisswhale.html


Swissair Flight 111 Memorial, Bayswater Swissair Flight 111 Memorial Bayswater
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/swissbaysw.html


Joe Cracker, HMS Tribune plaque Joe Cracker, HMS Tribune plaque Herring Cove
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/tribuneplq.html


Donald McKay memorial Donald McKay memorial Jordan Falls
    http://ns1763.ca/shelbco/dmckay.html


Military Engineers Military Engineers Alderney Landing, Dartmouth
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/alderneylanding.html


Seabright war memorial Seabright war memorial Seabright
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/seabrimem.html


Postal Service in Nova Scotia Postal Service in Nova Scotia Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/postservns.html







The Wayback Machine has copies of this webpage from the early days:
S.S. Atlantic
Sandy Cove, Terence Bay

Archived: 2003 August 06
http://web.archive.org/web/20030806045803/http://www.newscotland1398.net/hfxrm/ssatlanhrm.html

Archived: 2003 December 07
http://web.archive.org/web/20031207112512/http://www.newscotland1398.net/hfxrm/ssatlanhrm.html

Archived: 2004 June 17
http://web.archive.org/web/20040617221529/http://www.newscotland1398.net/hfxrm/ssatlanhrm.html

Archived: 2004 December 08
http://web.archive.org/web/20041208124845/http://www.newscotland1398.net/hfxrm/ssatlanhrm.html

Archived: 2005 April 03
http://web.archive.org/web/20050403225047/http://www.newscotland1398.net/hfxrm/ssatlanhrm.html

Archived: 2005 October 26
http://web.archive.org/web/20051026132758/http://newscotland1398.net/hfxrm/ssatlanhrm.html

Archived: 2006 February 15
http://web.archive.org/web/20060215071223/http://www.newscotland1398.net/hfxrm/ssatlanhrm.html

Archived: 2007 June 30
http://web.archive.org/web/20070630183806/http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/ssatlanhrm.html

Archived: 2008 April 19
http://web.archive.org/web/20080419053542/http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/ssatlanhrm.html


These links were accessed and found to be valid on 25 April 2010.



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