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C.S. Minia recovers 17 bodies

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May 3rd 1912 - After a week long search, the C.S. Minia leaves the recovery area and sets a course for Halifax having found only 17 bodies, two of whom, both unidentified members of the crew believed to be firemen, had to be buried at sea. With winds and ocean currents dispersing the remains, there is now little hope of finding anyone else.

Back ion land, burial of the Titanic victims recovered by the Mackay-Bennett has commenced with 36 people being laid to rest. The dead will be interred at Fairview Lawn Non-Denominational Cemetery, Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery and Baron de Hirsch Jewish Cemetery.

(Photograph 1: Minia at sea / Photograph 2: A crewmen aboard Minia lifts a canvas cover to show the remains of male Titanic victims lying beneath it / Photograph 3: The body of third class passenger Sigurd Hansen Moen, the third victim recovered by Minia and 309th body to be found overall / Photograph 4: Titanic victims are interred at Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Halifax. Images courtesy of Encyclopedia Titanica, Public Archives of Nova Scotia, the Boston Post, John P. Eaton, Charles Haas and PBS)

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