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Thread #86988   Message #1621901
Posted By: Sandy Mc Lean
07-Dec-05 - 08:59 AM
Thread Name: happy? – Dec 6 (Halifax Explosion)
Subject: RE: happy? – Dec 6 (Halifax Explosion)
The Imo and the Mont Blanc collided in the narrowest part of Halifax harbour. The Mont Blanc caught fire and people watched from their windows and from the shore as she burned. She was loaded with war munitions and exploded like a huge grenade. Pieces of the ship were found miles away. Houses were flattened from the force of the blast and many fires started from their coal stoves. On top of all the misery a huge blizzard set in the next day.
Help came from many directions but Boston went way beyond the call. That kindness has never been forgotten and each year a Nova Scotia Christmas tree goes to Boston as a token of our appriciation.