Whether you live in the region’s largest city or plan a visit, Dianne Marshall’s Harbour Hopper’s Best Halifax Stories is an essential traveling companion. Closely following the route of the Harbour Hopper, a refurbished Vietnam War supply vessel, which provides tours of historic Halifax, this compact guide is packed with fun facts and stories that bring the city alive.
Halifax, founded in 1749 and a major deep-water port, has seen its share of historical events such as the Halifax Explosion and the recovery operation of Titanic victims; has seen big personalities such as the volatile Prince Edward, and Anna Leonowens of The King and I fame; and is home interesting sites like St. Paul’s, Canada’s oldest Anglican church, and the Halifax Citadel, this country’s second-most-visited historic site.
The book’s subtitle says it all. Get ready to discover the “hangings, explosions, tunnels, romance, politics, riots and more” that make Halifax the fascinating city that it is.
Harbour Hopper’s Best Halifax Stories
by Dianne Marshall
$16.95, paperback, 72 pp.
Formac, September 2013