Sir Samuel Cunard (d. 1865) was born in Halifax. Later Cunard would go on to create a shipping from with his father, A. Cunard & Son (1808); become a director, and later president of the Halifax Steam Boat Company (1815-to-1836); than form the British and North American Royal Mail Steam-Packet Company (1839) and in 1879, the Cunard Steamship Company. The Cunard Line celebrated 175 years in 2015. (Image: Samuel Cunard. From Halifax: The First 250 Years, Judith Fingard, Janet Guildford, and David Sutherland.)