Thursday, December 6, 1917, dawned bright and clear in Halifax. That morning in the Narrows of the Harbour (the straight of upper Halifax Harbour where it connects with the Bedford Basin), the SS Mont-Blanc, a French cargo ship fully loaded with wartime explosives, collided with the Norwegian vessel SS Imo. A resulting fire on board the French ship ignited the cargo and caused an explosion that devastated the Richmond District of Halifax. Approximately 2,000 people were killed by debris, fires, and collapsed buildings, and an estimated 9,000 others were injured.
Are you, or is someone you know, a survivor of the Halifax Explosion? If so, the municipality wants to hear from you. Please contact Jennifer Weagle in the Municipal Clerk’s Office at 902-490-6517 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The municipality would like to give formal recognition to all remaining living survivors at a commemorative ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary later this year.
Definition of “Survivor” - Person/s who were living in the communities of Dartmouth and Halifax on Dec. 6, 1917.
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