Source: Alexander Quon, Global News, December 6, 2019
Friday marks the 102nd anniversary of the Halifax Explosion.
On December 6, 1917, the cargo ships SS Imo and SS Mont Blanc collided in the harbour, starting a fire on Mont Blanc.
Mont Blanc was full of explosives and as it burned, it drifted until it crunched against the dock at Richmond Street.
It detonated with one-sixth the destructive force of the early atomic bombs and was the world’s largest artificial blast until an atomic bomb was detonated in 1945.
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