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Five days after the passenger ship the Titanic sank, the crew of the rescue ship Mackay-Bennett pulled the body of a fair-haired, roughly 2-year-old boy out of the Atlantic Ocean on April 21, 1912. Along with many other victims, his body went to a cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where the crew of the Mackay-Bennett had a headstone dedicated to the "unknown child" placed over his grave. When it sank, the Titanic took the lives of 1,497 of the 2,209 people aboard with it. Some bodies were recovered, but names remained elusive, while others are still missing. But researchers believe that they have finally resolved the identity of the unknown child -- concluding that he was 19-month-old Sidney Leslie Goodwin from England. [ Photo of Sidney Goodwin ]
New additions to Titanic Exhibit Mortuary Bag and Artifacts The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is pleased to unveil a display of recently acquired artifacts associated with the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Acquired this past October, the artifacts are valuable additions to the Museum’s permanent Titanic exhibit, which tells the story of Halifax’s connection to the ill-fated vessel. Their purchase was made possible through the support of the Nova Scotia Museum Endowment Fund, administered by the Nova Scotia Museum Board of Governors. The new items included in the exhibit are as follows: Mortuary Bag Wreckwood Rosette The wreckwood rosette belonged to William Parker, a Nova Scotian carpenter aboard the Halifax cable ship Minia. who participated in the recovery of Titanic victims.