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“Too little open”
Review of C.S.S. Acadia

C.S.S. Acadia
Ranked #50 of 140 things to do in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Canada's first hydrographic ship was used in mapping the ocean from 1913 to 1969 and is now open to the public for viewing and tours.
N. California
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Too little open”
Reviewed 22 August 2012

Fine example of this type of vessel. Lots of staff around but they could have pushed more info to those of us looking. Not enough of the below decks open, The engine deserves a closer look.

Visited August 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Bridgewater, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A Piece of canadian history”
Reviewed 13 February 2012

This vessel is very well preserved and is the only boat/ship left afloat that was present in the Harbour when the Mount Blanc blew up

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Halifax, NS
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Historically significant”
Reviewed 8 February 2012

Canadian marine history bringing back what life was like on a BIO research ship

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Calgary, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“checking out the boat”
Reviewed 31 October 2011

its a quick little self-guided tour and included with your maritime museum pass, it was good to be able to get on the boat and snoop around for awhile.

Visited September 2011
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globeseeker007
Level 6 Contributor
1,096 reviews
633 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,145 helpful votes
“great old vessel”
Reviewed 10 July 2010

This vessel served the Canadian government for over five decades from 1913, when it was launched, to 1969. It has been a hydrographic surveying vessel doing oceanography work and has also served in the Canadian navy. The decks are made of wood and it is in excellent shape. Now it is serving the public by being part of the Maritime Museum in Halifax.

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