Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada: Anchor Shaft Blown Miles From Exploding Ship
The SS Mont Blanc blew up in Halifax Harbor in 1917. Part of its anchor shaft, weighing over 1100 pounds, flew clear over the city and landed here, more than two miles away.
- Spinnaker Dr., Halifax, NS, Canada
- West of the city. Hwy 102/Bicentennial Drive to exit 0 (zero). Turn south onto Joseph Howe Drive and drive one mile to the traffic circle. Take the second right onto Hwy 349/Herring Cove Rd. The road will quickly divide, and just as it does turn left onto Purcells Cove Rd, then make another quick left onto Spinnaker Drive. Drive to the first intersection (Anchor St.). The anchor shaft will be on the far left corner, in a tiny park.
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The anchor shank from the Mont-Blanc can be found at the corner of Anchor and Spinnaker Dr just off the Purcell's Cove Rd.
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