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Mont Blanc Anchor Site

Spinnaker Drive, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Bookends

Felt we had to visit this as well after the main memorial. You don't get a good feeling for how far... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Barius
Very Interesting

Hard to believe that something so big and so heavy could be propelled some 4 km through the air... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
nwaynesworld
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4 days ago
“Bookends”
29 Dec 2017
“Very Interesting”
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Spinnaker Drive, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Felt we had to visit this as well after the main memorial. You don't get a good feeling for how far this item was thrown, unless perhaps if you walk between them. Nice recap of the event on the adjacent plaque.

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Hard to believe that something so big and so heavy could be propelled some 4 km through the air. The 1917 blast from the Halifax Explosion was massive. The anchor site is located in a residential subdivision, which is located along the shores of the...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

December 6, 2017 will mark the 100th anniversary of the largest man-made explosion prior to the detonation of the atomic bombs in 1945. A piece of anchor shaft from the Mont Blanc (weighing 1/2 ton) was hurled to its current location 2.3 miles (3.8 kms)...More

Thank Larry C
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

If in Halifax with a car then worth the quick visit. It's an interesting story, scary to think how far this traveled.

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

The legendary anchor from the ship at the heart of the 1917 Halifax Explosion, this important relic flew approximately 3.5 miles from the harbour's Narrows to where it landed near this tiny park on the Northwest Arm. It's an iconic part of local history, its...More

Thank Loren154976
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Reviewed 10 November 2015

On a quiet residential street you will find this anchor shaft in the same location where it was hurled almost 100 years ago by the exploding munitions ship SS Mont Blanc. Worth a visit if you have time.

Thank Edwin F
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Reviewed 25 October 2015

the Halifax Explosion really changed the landscape of this City and the power of the Explosion was horrific for its time and even now a days. if you are a student of history to go and see the location for this and the cannon on...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2015

We stopped in Halifax on a cruise ship and booked an independent tour guide. We were unaware of the 1917 explosion when the French ship Mont Blanc exploded following a collision in the harbor. We booked an independent tour guide who took us to this...More

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