S.S. Atlantic

S.S. Atlantic memorial, Lower Prospect -3

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.

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…

Wreck of the Atlantic, 1873


History of the White Star Line


Loss of the Atlantic, 1873


Lost at Sea


S.S. Atlantic 1873: memorial at Sandy Cove
Terence Bay

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…

S.S. Atlantic Heritage Park
Sandy Cove, Terence Bay

S.S. Atlantic: Recent photographs of the wreck, August 2002

Burial service, Victims of Wreck of SS. Atlantic, Lower Prospect, April 1873


S.S. Atlantic
Extracts from Loss of the Steam Ship Atlantic published 1873

Treacherous Waters


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