Cemetery / Graveyard
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
"One hundred and twenty-one victims of the RMS Titanic sinking are interred at Fairview, more than any other cemetery in the world. Most of them are
memorialized with small gray granite markers with the name and date of death. Some families paid for larger markers with more inscriptions. The occupants of a third of the graves, however, have never been identified and their markers contain just the date of death and marker number. Surveyor E. W. Christie laid out three long lines of graves in gentle curves following the contours of the sloping site. By co-incidence, the curved shape suggests the outline of the bow of a ship."
The Fairview Cemetery has a
relatively long and interesting history. Long by Canadian standards,
this graveyard shelters remains from a few of the nation's most tragic disasters,
as well as many of the Titanic's victims.