The Ottawa Citizen from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on August 19, 2017 · 57
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The Ottawa Citizen from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada · 57

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ii 11 a y F10 SATURDAY. AUGUST 19, 2017 OTTAWA CITIZEN Museum exhibit commemorates Halifax Explosion Visitors can explore stories, artifacts marking 100th anniversary of tragedy MICHAEL MA CD ON A L D HALIFAX The top tourist draw in Halifax at this time of year has to be its sprawling waterfront boardwalk, which features some of the city's best restaurants, shops and galleries. At one end of the picturesque two-kilometre walkway, you'll find Casino Nova Scotia, and at the other, the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. For history buffs, however, the main attraction this year is at the midwaypoint, inside the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. The museum, perhaps best known for its Titanic exhibit, recently openedan expanded display of stories and artifacts commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion. It was the worst man-made disaster in Canadian history, and its anniversary is being marked in multiple ways in the city, where visitors can find various relics and commemorations. The massive blast, just after 9 a.m. on Dec. 6, 1917, was caused by the collision of a Belgian relief ship and a French munitions vessel carryingTNT through thenarrow-est part of the harbour. Entire neighbourhoods were levelled by the resulting shock wave and tsunami. More than 1,600 homes and businesses were destroyed, many of them burning to the ground after their coal stoves tipped over. Windows were broken as far away as Truro, N.S., about 100 kilometres away. And the ground shook in P.E.I. Almost 2,000 people were killed. Another 9,000 were injured, hundreds of them blinded by flying glass. The maritime museum's latest exhibit is called Collision in the Narrows. Among other things, it includes twisted metal fragments that were hurled across the city, including a piece of the SS Mont Blanc's rudder hinge, which weighs several hundred kilograms. Theitemsmostlycomefromthe museum's collection of explosion artifacts, which isstill growinglOO years later. "Every year in the springtime, the frost heaves up pieces of the Mont Blanc," says Roger Marsters, curator of marine history. "We get new offers of donations every year." To be sure, th e city's n or th end is still marked by the explosion. Every year on Dec. 6, a memorial ceremony is held at the Halifax Explosion Memorial Bell Tower at Fort Needham, which overlooks the area devastated by the blast. Craig Walkington, chairman of the Halifax Explosion anniversary advisory committee, says this year's ceremony will pay tribute to those who survived the explosion. Earlier this year, the city issued an invitation to those who survived the blast to come forward for recognition. At least 18 people, including a 105-year-old woman, have re- The Halifax Explosion Memorial Bell Tower on Fort Needham honours the victims and survivors of the massive blast on Dec. 6, 1917, that killed nearly 2,000 people, andrbw vaughanthe Canadian press sponded to the call, though little is known about who they are, Walkington said. "We want to recognize those who were alive at the time of the explosion, and hopefully be able to find someone who can actually talk about their own personal memories," Walkington said. A new website, called 100 Years 100 stories (lOOyearslOOstories. ca), includes an interactive map that shows the various memorials and exhibits across the city. 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