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Green Gables Heritage Place

This site in PEI’s Cavendish was dedicated to Lucy Maud Montgomery, the author of Anne of Green Gables, one of Canada’s most famous authors. In 1911 before Lucy turned two, her mother died, and she lived with her maternal grandparents in Cavendish where she grew up. She completed a teaching degree in Charlottetown and later a literature course at Dalhousie University in Halifax while teaching. When her grandfather died, she gave up teaching and returned to Cavendish to care for her grandmother and help her run the post office.

(Featured photo: Anne of Green Gables in different languages)

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Halifax’s connection to the Titanic

My main reason for visiting Halifax was it’s association to the Titanic disaster. The city was the closest port from where the Titanic sank back in April, 1912. It was no wonder there was a section in the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic dedicated to the calamity.

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Halifax’s Immigration Museum

The Immigration Museum was one of my reasons for visiting Nova Scotia’s capital. The Port of Halifax was an ideal harbour because it was ice-free all year round, so Pier 21 where the museum was situated, became a busy port once WW11 began. British children were evacuated from London’s constant bombing. Some went to the English countryside, but many were shipped to Canada and disembarked wearing a tag around their necks with their identity details. Margaret was one such girl who entered Canada through Pier 21. She spent four years with a family in Winnipeg before she was able to return to her parents in England once the war ended.

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