halifax

An impossible mayday reached an unfreezable harbour late one night from across the sea. 

“Practically unsinkable” made this reality unthinkable so other captains ignored their plea.

Oh Canada, from far and wide, would stand on guard for them as well as thee.

The implausible rescue from 700 miles away sadly turned into recovery.

337 found, 119 left at sea, 150 of 1500 now rest ashore safely in Fairview Lawn, Mount Olivet, and Baron de Hirsch cemeteries.

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