SS Imo and Halifax Sugar Refinery
This postcard shows SS Imo (left background) and the wreckage of the sugar refinery (right foreground) following the Halifax Explosion.
The SS Mont Blanc came to rest against the Halifax shore and exploded not far from this location, which consequently lay within the worst-hit area. The SS Imo, one of the two ships whose collision caused the explosion, was hurled against the far side of the Halifax Narrows. The explosion demolished the 10-storey sugar refinery which had been a prominent structure on Halifax's waterfront.
George Metcalf Archival Collection