Curse of the Narrows

Curse of the Narrows

Book - 2006
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Before Hiroshima, there was Halifax. In 1917 the busy Canadian port was crowded with ships leaving for war-torn Europe. On December 6, two of them, the Mont Blanc and the Imo, collided in the hard-to-navigate Narrows of the harbor. Within minutes, the Mont Blanc, ablaze, grounded against the city's docks. The explosion that followed would devastate the city and shock the world.
Set against the background of World War I, Curse of the Narrows is the first major account of the world's largest pre-atomic explosion that set in motion a remarkable relief effort originating from Boston.

Publisher: New York : Walker & Co., 2006, c2005
ISBN: 9780802715104
Branch Call Number: 971.622503 MacD 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 355 p. :,ill., maps


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Mar 04, 2016

I couldn't get past page 10. Maybe since I have never lived in that area I found the geography just too confusing. Anyway, just could not get interested.

Dec 17, 2012

I question the so-called tsunami at the time of the Halifax explosion . My home was Halifax and I've never heard of it before. Also, where is this gun off of the Mont Blanc located?

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