Vince Coleman was a train dispatcher whose warnings stopped unsuspecting trains from arriving in Halifax at the time of the Halifax Explosion.
"Hold up the train. Ammunition ship afire in harbor making for Pier 6 and will explode. Guess this will be my last message. Good-bye boys."
On the eve of the 96th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion a tree is being lit in Boston. The tree is an annual gift of thanks from Nova Scotia to the prople of Boston and Massachusetts for their assistance in time of great need.
On the morning of December 6th 1917 the SS Mont-Blanc, a French cargo ship fully loaded with wartime explosives, collided with the Norwegian vessel SS Imo. The ensuing blast was the largest man-made explosion prior to the advent of the atomic bomb.
Close to 2000 people were killed and some 9000 were injured. Much of the cities of Halifax and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia was destroyed. A tsunami caused more damage and loss of life in the aftermath of the explosion.
1881 Ward no. 6, Halifax City, Nova Scotia, Canada
1891 Ward 6a, Halifax City, Nova Scotia, Canada
1901 Ward 6, Halifax City, Nova Scotia, Canada
Vincent J. Coleman, a 42 year old telegrapher born in Halifax County, was buried December 09, 1917, at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Halifax, Section: 2; Plot: V; Grave: 82; Cremation: No
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On 28 Feb 2018 at 14:47 GMT Natalie Gardner wrote:
"On the morning of Dec. 7, snow began to fall on the ruins of Halifax. By the afternoon, temperatures dropped to –4 C as the winds intensified from the northwest to 55 km/h, with gusts over 90 km/h, producing wind chills of –15 C. A combination of blowing and drifting snow gave blizzard-like conditions, and by the end of day, 40 centimetres of snow had fallen over the city." Source http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/halifax-explosion-dec-6-1917-weather-snowfall-amounts-1.4429251
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