HALIFAX (FORT MASSEY) MEMORIAL
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The Halifax (Fort Massey) Memorial is located within Halifax (Fort Massey) Cemetery. The cemetery is located in downtown Halifax at the junction of Queen and South Streets, four blocks south of Citadel Hill National Historic Site.
The cemetery grounds are open for visitation from sunrise until sunset.
On the morning of the 6th December, 1917, a collision took place in Halifax Harbour between a Belgian relief ship and a French vessel loaded with ammunition; and in the resulting explosion half a square mile of the city was destroyed and 1,500 lives were lost. Two hospitals were ruined, and one damaged. The memorial, situated in Halifax (Fort Massey) Cemetery, commemorates two men who were killed in this explosion and whose bodies were not recovered.