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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada: Cannon Blown Miles From Exploding Ship

The SS Mont Blanc blew up in Halifax Harbor in 1917. This small cannon from it was hurled two miles into a pond across the street from where it's now displayed.

Pinecrest Dr., Halifax, NS, Canada
Several miles north of downtown, on the northwest corner of Albro Lake Rd and Pinecrest Drive. Hwy 111 exit 2E. Drive south on Victoria Rd/Hwy 322. The divided highway will end shortly; when it does, turn left at the stoplight onto Albro Lake Rd. The small cannon will be on the left, at the first corner where you can make a left (Pinecrest Drive), in front of a small playground.
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Melted cannon.

Half-Melted Cannon Blown Miles From Exploding Ship

Pretty cool. Worth stopping if you're nearby (or on the way from the Titanic graves to the airport).

[Michel Rogulski, 07/25/2018]

When the French munitions ship Mont-Blanc accidentally blew up in Halifax Harbor on Dec. 6, 1917, a cannon from its stern was flung nearly two miles. The explosion killed 1,963 people. The artillery piece has been displayed since 1992 near the spot where it landed.

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