Halifax Explosion 100 years later

by Brendan Burke - December 6, 2017

December 6, 1917. The day began like any other for John Henry McVittie, a member of the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve stationed aboard the HMCS Margaret. Stoking coal, McVittie fuelled the ship as it patrolled the coastline, searching for enemy vessels and submarines. The lurking threat a German presence loomed large, but the waters…

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