Maritime Museum of the Atlantic draws more visitors by adding to Halifax Explosion display

The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic has been drawing more visitors than usual this summer with additions to its display on the Halifax explosion.

The museum, perhaps best known for its Titanic exhibit, recently opened an expanded display of stories and artifacts commemorating the 100th anniversary of the disaster.

It was the worst man-made disaster in Canadian history, and its anniversary is being marked in multiple ways in the city.

The massive blast, just after 9 a.m. on December 6th, 1917, was caused by the collision of a Belgian relief ship and a French munitions vessel carrying TNT through the narrowest part of the harbour.