Inn on the Lake
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... way back out the river and up the harbour. This was a difficult task as there was a huge headwind coming at us and it was very slow going. We didn't make it all the way up the harbour to Mahoney's Beach, so we had to stop at Town Pt for the night. The couple who own the land here were very nice and let us use there fire pit and their outhouse. We woke up early the on Day 6 and paddled up the harbour and portaged across Mahoney's Beach. The waves on the bay side of ...
Halifax was not a disappointment like St John, though still on the small side.
I saw the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, which had displays on Halifax's maritime history - it was a British naval based and dockyard from way back, and then (and now) a Canadian naval base and dockyard.
The displays included stuff on the port's role in the wars with France, and in WW1 and WW2 and, of course, there were displays of relics ...
... There was an exhibit on the Halifax Explosion of 1917, caused by a French ship carrying explosives and a Norwegian vessel colliding in the harbour. Apparently it was the largest man made explosion prior to the invention of the atomic bomb. Another interesting exhibit was on the victims of the sinking of Titanic. Survivors were taken to New York but the dead were transported to Halifax where they were buried if attempts ...
... was at the Fairview Lawn Cemetery, where 121 victims of the Titanic are buried. Our guide told us some details about the decreased and their stories. She also explained that even though there is a 'J Dawson' buried, he is not the J Dawson of Cameron's Titanic movie, who was totally fictional. The J Dawson buried here was a crew member who hauled coal to the engine room and probably never seen ...
... Bluenose” used to be based and which was held in awe by people far and wide as it chalked victory after victory in the races amongst other fishing vessels of the day.
Another stop was made at Peggy´s Cove where tragically Swissair flight 111 went down some years ago with the loss of all on board. Today a simple granite memorial stands on the rocks looking out to sea to where the plane went down. We also walked around the little fishing ...