S.S. Atlantic

1 April 1873

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



Photographs of
Memorial

Star of the Sea cemetery
Lower Prospect

Halifax Regional Municipality
Nova Scotia

GPS location:   44°27'48"N   63°43'20"W
Google map


How to get there: See map below




S.S. Atlantic memorial, Lower Prospect: general view looking west

Photographed on 15 November 2002



S.S. Atlantic memorial, Lower Prospect

Photographed on 15 November 2002



S.S. Atlantic memorial, Lower Prospect

Photographed on 15 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...





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 Sandy Cove Terence Bay
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/ssatlanhrm.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







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



S.S. Atlantic 1873 memorial at Sandy Cove, Terence Bay S.S. Atlantic 1873: memorial at Sandy Cove Terence Bay
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/ssatlanhrm.html


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


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


Celtic Cross monument, Halifax Celtic Cross monument Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/celticx.html


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


William Roue, Millennium Plaque Millennium Plaque: William Roue Dartmouth
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/roueplq.html


Sir John Wentworth plaque Sir John Wentworth plaque Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/wentworthj.html


Halifax City Hall Halifax City Hall Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/cityhall.html


Welsford-Parker monument Welsford-Parker monument, Crimean War Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/crimeamon.html


Plaque: Old Burying Ground Old Burying Ground plaque Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/oldburygnd.html


Alexander Keith monument Alexander Keith monument Camp Hill Cemetery, Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/keithal.html


Sir William Alexander monument Sir William Alexander monument Victoria Park, Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/alexwill.html


Halifax war memorial, Grand Parade Halifax war memorial The Cenotaph, Grand Parade
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/hfxwarmem.html


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


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


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


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    http://newscotland1398.ca/hist/nshistory01.html

Go To:   Nova Scotia Historical Biographies
    http://newscotland1398.ca/hist/nshistory00.html#ns-historical-biog

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    http://ns1763.ca/law/ns-statutes1805-titlepg.html

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Added Google Map link:   2007 December 09
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