One hundred years ago today, one of the deadliest disasters in maritime history happened in The Maritimes.
That day in Halifax, the SS Mont-Blanc, a French cargo ship loaded with explosives, collided with the Norwegian ship SS Imo in the strait connecting the upper Halifax Harbour to Bedford Basin.
The collision started a fire on board the French ship that ignited those explosives. The blast devastated the harbourside district of Halifax, killing almost 2,000 people were killed, with an estimated 9,000 others injured.
The CBC has posted a CGI recreation of the incident HERE.