News release

Public Invited Onboard the CSS Acadia

The historic CSS Acadia on the Halifax waterfront is open to the public this Thursday, Aug. 22 and Friday, Aug. 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The free event is an opportunity for people to see the 106-year-old vessel and restoration progress to date.

“The CSS Acadia is an important piece of our Nova Scotia Museum collection both for its historical significance and as a waterfront attraction,” said Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Leo Glavine. “The public access will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about our maritime history.”

The vessel is permanently moored at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic wharf where restoration and repair work is underway to maintain the CSS Acadia as a floating exhibit.

The CSS Acadia is the only surviving ship to have served the Royal Canadian Navy during both world wars and the only vessel still afloat that survived the Halifax Explosion.

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The CSS Acadia on the Halifax waterfront is open to the public this Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The free event is an opportunity for people to see the 106-year-old vessel and restoration progress to date.

The ship is docked at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic wharf where work is underway to maintain it as a floating exhibit.

Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Leo Glavine says it is an important piece of the Nova Scotia Museum collection both for its historical significance and as a waterfront attraction.

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