Speakers Bureau: The Great Halifax Explosion
Presenter by Dan Wood, docent at The Mariners’ Museum and Park
Join us online with Dan Wood, a docent at The Mariners’ Museum and Park, when he presents on a devastating man-made explosion during World War I that significantly altered relationships between the US and Canada. Viewers are welcome to send Dan comments or questions, which he will answer following the presentation.
About the presentation:
The little-known story of what is arguably the most devastating man-made explosion ever to occur prior to the nuclear age. Deep in the unusually cold and stormy winter of 1918, a ship full of unstable military explosives exploded in the harbor of Halifax, Nova Scotia. In an instant, almost 11,000 people were killed or injured, and over 30,000 more were left homeless or inadequately sheltered on the eve of a monumental blizzard. The subsequent relief operations featured a massive response from individuals and organizations in the United States, radically changing relationships and perceptions between the people of the US and Canada.
The Great Halifax Explosion
March 10 • 1 p.m. (EST)
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