Daily Detour: Odd spots, strange trips, great moments in travel
Welcome, Detourists! This slide show, photographed and written by L.A. Times staffer Christopher Reynolds, goes all over and grows every weekday.
Nova Scotia: Wait. Jack Dawson was really on the Titanic?
No, Virginia, it was just a movie. A James Cameron epic, yes, but still a movie. But here's the weird thing. At Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Halifax, where more than 120 Titanic victims were buried in 1912 after their bodies were collected at sea, there is a marker for J DAWSON. He was a coal-shoveler named Joseph Dawson. The movie-makers have said they knew nothing about him when they created the character played by Leo DiCaprio.