Occurs on Saturday April 28 2018

Approximate running time: 1 hour


Firehall Theatre
185 South Street
Gananoque ON K7G 1A1

Performance Notes

× 1000 Islands Writers Festival EARLY AFTERNOON Session 2:00pm-3:00pm The Halifax Explosion: The Untold Story of Canada's Worst Disaster with Ken Cuthbertson @ The Firehall On December 6, 1917, the French munitions ship Mon-Blanc and the Norwegian war relief vessel Imo collided in the harbour at Halifax, Nova Scotia. The accident sparked an apocalyptic blast that was the largest man-made explosion prior to the 1945 development of the atomic bomb. The Halifax explosion leveled half the city, killed 2000 people, and injured 9000 more. Ken Cuthbertson, the author of the critically acclaimed new book, The Halifax Explosion, will recount the haunting, untolf story of this country's worst disaster. It's also a cautionary tale that in mnay ways is so uniquely Canadian.

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