October 9, 2011
Is this the most haunted place in Canada? The bustling and popular Five Fishermen Restaurant in Halifax, Nova Scotia, was once a morgue for bodies recovered from the Titanic. There’s unsinkable interest in the maritime tragedy, even though it was 101 years ago.
The building was first a school, then the Halifax Victorian School of Art run by Anna Leonowens. Before coming to Halifax, Anna was the governess to the children of the King of Siam, which she wrote about in a book, titled “Anna and the King of Siam”. It became a stage show and then one of the most loved musical movies, called the King and I. After Anna left the building, it became a funeral home where John Snow & Co would play a significant part in two of the modern world’s greatest disasters.