MS St. Louis: Ship of Fate
Temporary exhibit, Small Craft Gallery
The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic (MMA), in cooperation with the Atlantic Jewish Council (AJC) and the Canadian Maritime Heritage Foundation (CMHF), created a travelling exhibit, St. Louis: Ship of Fate, a moving and thought-provoking glimpse into a dark moment in Canadian history, when a helping hand was denied. In the spring of 1939, just before World War II, a frequent and popular visitor to Halifax made an infamous voyage.
Virtual field trips
Originally the Abro & Weir company, William Robertson purchased the Lower Water Street storefront property in 1878. The William Robertson & Son Ltd. ship chandlery is a legacy of a time long passed, offering visitors a glimpse into a hardware, ship chandlers and fishing supplies family business that survived the Halifax Harbour Explosion in 1917, and remained in operation until 1976.
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