On December 6, 1917 at 9am the Halifax Explosion destroyed much of our city. It happened when the SS Mont-Blanc, a French cargo ship full with war time explosives collided with the Norweigan vessel SS Imo. Approximately 2000 people were killed and an estimated 9000 more injured. The blast has been labeled the largest man-made explosion prior to the development of nuclear weapons. By 10pm that evening, our angels in Boston had sent a relief train on its way to us. It arrived the next morning and they began distributing food, water, and urgently needed medical supplies and staff.
View some black and white film by professional cameraman W. G. MacLaughlan as he records the devastation of our city.
In 1918, the city of Halifax sent a Christmas tree to Boston in gratefulness for their out stretched arms in our time of need. This gift was made an annual remembrance in 1971.
Sadly, it is now our turn to wrap loving arms around this city. Please join us in praying for the City of Boston.