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Halifax saw the biggest non-nuclear explosion in history. It occurred in Halifax Harbor on Dec 16, 1917 when the ammo ship Mont Blanc was struck by Dutch relief ship, the Imo. The Imo was steaming at excessive speed & refused to give way. They collided, the ammo ship caught fire & exploded leveling 500 acres, killing 2000 people, and caused a 60 foot tsunami. 1000s were blinded from flying glass. Soon after, a blizzard struck dumping 16 inches of snow. It took 2 years to find the last…
The Halifax Explosion occurred on December 6, 1917, when much of the city of Halifax in Nova Scotia, Canada, was devastated by the detonation of the SS Mont-Blanc, a French cargo ship that was fully laden with wartime explosives.
Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax Explosion of 1917
Photo exhibit to view Halifax Explosion’s 100th anniversary through Mi’kmaw lens – Local Xpress by ahnationtalk on July 12, 2017