Geologist matches headstones in Titanic cemetery to quarry in New Brunswick

by Dave Sadler

A geologist using aerial photos appears to have solved a mystery over the origin of the headstones for victims of the Titanic buried in a Halifax cemetery.

There are 150 Titanic headstones in the Fairview Lawn Cemetery and all but one is made out of the same stone.

Halifax geologist Barrie Clarke says he knew the stones purchased by the White Star Line in the fall of 1912 were made out of gabbro or black granite, but it wasn’t clear which quarry the stone came from because there was no archival record.

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