The Emigrant - Halifax, NS, Canada
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 44° 38.486 W 063° 34.008
20T E 455049 N 4943275
"The Emigrant" is a monument that honors those who left their homes to find a new life in Canada. It is located on the harbor boardwalk near Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Waymark Code: WMP2Y2
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Date Posted: 06/19/2015
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
Views: 19

The Halifax Port Authority erected the bronze and marble monument called the “The Emigrant,” which is installed on Halifax Seaport district a short distance from Pier 21, where thousands of people first landed in Canada from foreign countries seeking a better life.

The monument depicts a man wearing a suit and fedora hat leaving his home country with a single piece of luggage as he steps off a pier onto the deck of a ship. A bas relief sculpture in the back of the monument has a vignette of a woman carrying a baby and holding the hand of a small child who is waving goodbye. A bell tower in the background is indicative of the old country.

A bronze plaque in front of the monument is inscribed in English, French and Italian:


The pain of separation he overcame,
with faith and hope his heart aflame...

La souffrance de la separation il a surmontée,
le coeur brûlant de foi d' espérance...

Vinse il dolor della lontananza,
spinto dalla fede e dalla speranza...

Created by Sculptor
and donated by his family to the:
SEPTEMBER 19, 2013

Who placed it?: Halifax Port Authority

When was it placed?: September 19, 2013

Who is honored?: Emigrants to Canada

Website about the Monument: [Web Link]

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