Saturday, December 11, 2010

Lost Titanic gravesite in St. John's, Newfoundland: Truth or Myth?


I got an interesting note from Dave Snow at Wildland Tours the other day. Dave writes:

"It is my understanding that in late April, 1912 a body was found floating on the Grand Banks. There was no identification on the body so it was picked up, taken to St. John’s, and buried in the Forest Road cemetery. This was most likely an unnamed Titanic victim."

According to Dave, a Titanic lifejacket in The Rooms came from a body that was shipped to Halifax, which is where the photo above was taken. He wanted to know I knew where this St. John's gravesite is, of I could verify the story.  It is a new one to me, but I'd love to know more.

If you've come across this tidbit of local folklore before, and have an idea if is truth or legend, I'd love to hear from you. You can email me at ich@heritagefoundation.ca.

Any details would be appreciated!!

1 comment:

Gwyn said...

Can't help you on this one, Dale, but I do remember seeing some years back where a person in my town in Wisconsin bought a life ring from the Titanic at a rummage sale. I cannot remember any more details than that, as I am old and feeble now! Good luck.