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Things have changed since 1972

I visited the site in 1972 and it was in the middle of a trailer park. Just look at it now! It was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ray B

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 17 July 2018
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“Things have changed since 1972”
17 Jul 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the site in 1972 and it was in the middle of a trailer park. Just look at it now! It was all dirt around it and kids were playing near by.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ray B
Reviewed 17 July 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Barius
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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank nwaynesworld
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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Larry C
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.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank JDTravelhome
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

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Loren154976
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.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Edwin F
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

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank dgg123
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

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank BoilerMakerBob
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