Historically significant location… Where and why?
Halifax harbour, site of the Halifax explosion.
[quote]The Halifax Explosion occurred on December 6, 1917, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, when a French munitions ship, the Mont-Blanc, collided with a Norwegian ship, the Imo, headed for wartime Belgium. The Mont-Blanc caught fire and then exploded, killing 2,000 people and injuring thousands more. The explosion caused a tsunami, and a pressure wave of air so powerful that it snapped trees, bent iron rails, and demolished buildings, carrying the fragments of them for hundreds of metres.
This was the largest man-made explosion until the first atomic bomb test explosion in 1945 and still ranks highly among the largest artificial non-nuclear explosions.[/quote]
Heh, I recognized it right away. Spent a bit of time there.