Halifax Harbour was frozen over below George’s Island at 13 degrees below zero. The harbour froze over on other occasions, as this illustration indicates in 1859, with the arrival of Cunard’s RMS America. (Image credit: A moment frozen in time. Samuel Cunard’s steamship RMS America arrives in Halifax, Valentine’s Day, 1859. Signed ‘Avery.’ From The Marine Curator/N.S. Museum,  March 8, 2013.)