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SS Atlantic Heritage Park Society, Terence Bay

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The S.S. Atlantic Heritage Park was developed by volunteers in order to restore the two burial sites and monuments and also to preserve the history of the S.S. Atlantic shipwreck. The monument in the park was erected in 1915 by the owner of the White Star Line in order to commemorate the 277 unidentified victims that were buried in there.

Inside the Interpretation Centre building there is a museum and craft shop. The museum holds many artifacts recovered from the S.S. Atlantic shipwreck as well as artifacts related to the history of Terence Bay and the Nova Scotia tartan. The craft shop features local craft makers from all around Nova Scotia and serves refreshments as well as snacks.
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  • The museum is small with well laid out artifacts that you can read by yourself or have the guide assist you. There is also a craft shop within the museum with lovely crafts made by locals.......not fr...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 s...  more »
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  • the people in the info centre will not stop talking very loudly. this makes it very difficult to read the displays etc. other than that helpful and friendly
  • A great place to learn the history of this tragedy and to see the beauty of this area. There is a nearby sandy beach.
  • Friendliness of guides
  • Beautiful place to relax with the place full of history and a boardwalk by the ocean to walk on.
  • We live very close. Love it. Our Church, St. Paul's Antlican Church is in the same parking lot and services are every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Come visit. You are sure to be delighted.

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