The Devastating Collision
There were several disasters in Canada during World War I, but the one on the morning of December 6, 1917 at 9:04 am was probably the biggest of all. A French ship the Mont Blanc accidentally hit another ship the Imo in Halifax Harbor. The Mont Blanc caught on fire. Tons of people gathered to watch the burning ship, but what they didn't know was that the Mont Blanc was filled with explosives. Suddenly, the ship exploded with a massive fireball sent more than a kilometre into the air. The Mont Blanc was gone.