Halifax Explosion 6 December 1917 by spanishliz

Halifax Explosion 6 December 1917

On this day 103 years ago, the ships Mont Blanc and Imo collided in the narrows connecting the harbour of Halifax, Nova Scotia to Bedford Basin. Mont Blanc was a munitions ship, and the resulting explosion devastated a large portion of the city, causing many deaths amongst the population. The photo is part of the memorial carillon at Fort Needham Memorial park, overlooking the scene of devastation, taken when I visited the city a few years ago.
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