WATCH: Topmost Ship! Billy and Topper Chart a Course Aboard the Acadia

Posted on: Friday, April 29, 2016

This next adventure in Billy Mink's "Maritime Mink" web series has him pop in a trunk aboard the CSS Acadia at Halifax's Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. With the help of Topper the Topmost Mouse, Steve the Shipkeeper, Erik the Cat, and Merlin the Macaw, Billy discovers Acadia's amazing history, and how it helped chart much of Canada's Northeast coast. He learns about cartography, and how ships like Acadia played a vital role in Canadian navigation. It's actually the only vessel still afloat today that survived the massive 1917 Halifax Explosion… a story Captain Nemo saves for another time.

Special note: This MOM (Multimedia Outreach Module) was developed in partnership with the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. It's part of a Nova Scotia story arc that will also feature episodes created with the The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, the Nova Scotia Museum of Industry, and the Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum.

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