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

Address:
4501 Stanley Ave., Halifax, NS, Canada
Directions:
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.
Phone:
902-490-4883
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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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