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Halifax Explosion Dec 6, 1917 - At Halifax, the French munitions ship Mont Blanc collided with the Belgian relief ship Imo. The resulting explosion, the largest before the advent of the atomic bomb, killed more than 1600 people and injured 9000 in Canada's worst disaster.


The SS Mont-Blanc. On Thursday morning, 6 December 1917, she entered Halifax Harbour in Nova Scotia, Canada laden with a full cargo of highly volatile explosives and was involved in a collision with the Norwegian ship, SS Imo. A fire aboard the French ship fire ignited her cargo of wet and dry picric acid, TNT and guncotton. The resultant Halifax Explosion levelled the Richmond District and killed approximately 2000 people.


This clock was discovered in the rubble after the Halifax Explosion. The clock stopped moving in the exact moment of the blast.


The Five Fisherman Restaurant Halifax Nova Scotia- !n 1912 this was a hospital that the victims of the sinking of Titanic were brought to.


Boston Common's Christmas Tree. Tree sent from NS every year to honour Boston for assistance provided in the aftermath of the Halifax Explosion.


DID YOU KNOW?: It’s 100 years now but Nova Scotia still thanks Boston with a special Christmas Tree.

Halifax Explosion On December 6, 1917 at 9:00 AM, the Halifax Explosion severely destroyed much of the city. Boston authorities learned of the disaster via telegraph, and quickly organized and disp...