11:45 31 May 2011
The ill-fated Titanic was launched in Belfast Lough on 31 May 1911 by Harland & Wolff. Less than a year later, on the 15th of April 1912, the largest passenger steamship in the world struck an iceberg and over 1500 people were killed on the boats maiden, and last voyage.
Halifax in Nova Scotia was the base for the salvage operation and the city is home to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic's Titanic exhibition.
Signature pieces include a carved oak archway that led to the first class lounge - director James Cameron used a faithful replica of this for the lover's death scene in the 1997 Titanic film with Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.
Halifax is also home to Fairview cemetery where many of those who died were buried. One of the graves is that of J Dawson - and when James Cameron made the Titanic movie Leonardo DiCaprio's character was called Jack Dawson.
For a number of years there were legions of teenage movie fans who were convinced that this was the grave of the heroic character in the movie and it's become a sort of cult attraction in Fairview Cemetery.
This video takes you on a trip to the Titanic exhibition, the Fairview Cemetery, and also includes some footage that is almost 100 years old.
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