Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada: Grave of J. Dawson, Titanic Victim

James Dawson was a Titanic coal stoker and a nobody, but everyone thinks that "J. Dawson" was Leonardo DiCaprio's "Jack Dawson" from the film Titanic. The grass around James's grave has been worn away by fans.

Fairview Cemetery

4501 Stanley Ave., Halifax, NS, Canada
In Fairview Lawn Cemetery, on the west side of the city. Hwy 111 ends at the cemetery; continue south on Windsor St. and then quickly turn left at the sign into the cemetery. Drive straight down the hill. You'll soon see a building on the right and a little parking lot; park there. The Titanic graves are just south of the lot, arranged like the point of a ship's prow. J. Dawson's grave is one of the 121 identical markers; look for the one with the grass worn away, and sprinkled with offerings.
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Grave of J. Dawson, Titanic Victim

A really great cemetery to visit. There are over 100 Titanic passengers buried here. The location is well marked when entering the cemetery.

[Rory Robertson, 07/16/2015]

Note to fans of the film: the tombstone is for "J. Dawson," not "Jack Dawson." Joseph Dawson shoveled coal in the engine room of the ship. Jack Dawson was fictional.

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