Samuel Cunard was born in Halifax in 1787. Chief among his career successes was shipping. He began with mail delivery. This evolved into steamship building – first for a local ferry company and eventually into transatlantic vessels. In 1840, he founded the British and North American Royal Mail Steam-Packet Company. Overtime, this became the Cunard Line. Among his credits were the building of the Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) and acquiring the White Star Line (owner of Titanic). Cunard’s former company is now part of Carnival Cruises. This ten foot bronze sculpture was created by Peter Bustin. It is appropriately placed along the wharfs where Cunard’s fleet of ships once docked.