Halifax Explosion: 100 Years Later
On December 6, 1917, the French ship Mont Blanc, laden with explosives, collided with the Belgian relief vessel Imo in Halifax Harbour. This caused the largest man-made explosion prior to the atomic bomb and devastated the north end of Halifax, killing approximately 2,000 people and injuring an estimated 9,000 others.
2017 marks the 100 anniversary of this devastating event in Nova Scotia's history. There is more to remember about the Halifax Explosion than the collision of two ships and the historic blast. We remember the tragic devastation, but we also remember the perseverance and how people came together to rebuild after the explosion. We remember the courage and rescue efforts. We remember the tremendous compassion that was shown as help poured in from across the province, our neighbours in the U.S. and even around the world.
Visit the official website, Halifax Explosion: 100 years, 100 Stories to learn more about the explosion including stories from survivors, acts of bravery, and how aid came to the shattered city of Halifax from around the world.
"Halifax Wrecked" Exhibit at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Learn about the city before and after the Halifax Explosion when you visit the "Halifax Wrecked" exhibit at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.
This award-winning exhibit establishes what life in the city was like and outlines the unfortunate circumstances that caused the tragedy. Featuring personal effects and stories of those who both perished and survived, the exhibit explores the Explosion from an anecdotal perspective, giving visitors a sense of the devastation that occurred and a sense of the city’s bravery in the face of adversity.
Halifax Explosion: 100 Years, 100 Stories
To learn more about the Halifax Explosion including stories and photos and to discover places of significance and upcoming events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion, please click on the blocks below to visit the Halifax Explosion: 100 Years, 100 Stories website. You can also follow the stories and learn about upcoming events and exhibits through the Halifax Explosion: 100 Years, 100 Stories' Facebook and Twitter .