December 6, 2018 – On the 101st anniversary of the Halifax explosion, government is making repairs to the only vessel still afloat to have survived the event, the historic CSS Acadia. The province will also continue repair work to the Nova Scotia Museum of Industry.
The CSS Acadia is a national historic site that is permanently moored at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax. The 105-year-old steel-hulled ship also served in the Royal Canadian Navy during both World Wars.
Restoration work that is necessary to preserve the CSS Acadia will include repair of the deck and sub-deck and drydocking the vessel to repair the hull, electrical systems and ballast tank.
The province is also completing the replacement of the roof on the Nova Scotia Museum of Industry, in Stellarton. The museum tells the story of work, workers and how Nova Scotia was affected by the opportunities and challenges of the Industrial Age.
“The work on the CSS Acadia and the Museum of Industry aligns with Nova Scotia’s Culture Action Plan, launched in 2017,” said Leo Glavine, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage. “The plan includes a focus on excellence in cultural stewardship and supports targeted investments in the Nova Scotia Museum system.”
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic photo