Photos of Canadian Disasters
Canadian Disaster Photos
M.V. Edmund Fitzgerald in 500 feet of water

M.V. Edmund Fitzgerald in 500 feet of water

The bridge of the Edmund Fitzgerald. casandersdotnet
M.V. Edmund Fitzgerald in 500 feet of water
The Arthur Anderson

The Arthur Anderson

The Arthur Anderson, followed the Edmond Fitzgerald through the 1975 storm. Her crew were the last to see 'Big Fitz' afloat. Photo by R. Schmidt
The Arthur Anderson
M.V. Edmund Fitzgerald

M.V. Edmund Fitzgerald

Rene talks about the Edmund Fitzgerald to a class. The Great Lakes storm of 1913 destroyed 8 ships like the Fitzgerald with all hands. Twenty-two more were destroyed.
M.V. Edmund Fitzgerald
Rene & archival photos of Great Lakes Storm of 1913

Rene & archival photos of Great Lakes Storm of 1913

Rene describes Canada's worst storm; the Great Lakes storm of 1913 that destroyed more than 30 ships. Over 240 sailors drowned.
Rene & archival photos of Great Lakes Storm of 1913
Turtle Mountain, Alberta

Turtle Mountain, Alberta

Site of the Frank Slide. In 1903 much of Turtle Mountain rolled down onto the sleeping town of Frank Alberta burying almost a hundred people under 60 million tonnes of rock. Photo by R. Schmidt
Turtle Mountain, Alberta
Rene talks about mine safety

Rene talks about mine safety

Rene speaks to a class about child labour laws in Canada at the time of the first Springhill Mine Disaster in 1891.
Rene talks about mine safety
Hillcrest plaque

Hillcrest plaque

Commemorative stone at Hillcrest Mine, Alberta. Canada's worst mine disaster happened just across the valley from the site of the Frank Slide. Photo by R. Schmidt
Hillcrest plaque
Headline indicates losing hope for trapped Springhill miners

Headline indicates losing hope for trapped Springhill miners

Early headlines about Springhill's 1958 coal mine explosion held out little hope of saving 91 trapped miners. Springhill's off-duty miners had a different idea and an amazing rescue ensued.
Headline indicates losing hope for trapped Springhill miners
A class and a mushroom cloud photo

A class and a mushroom cloud photo

Canada suffered a blast as large as a nuclear bomb when the ammunition ship Mont Blanc exploded, flattening much of Halifax, killing 1600 and blinding many hundreds more.
A class and a mushroom cloud photo
SS Mont Blanc

SS Mont Blanc

Museum display of SS Mont Blanc after section, showing the few identifiable pieces that remained. Most of the ship vaporized. Maritime Museum of The Atlantic
SS Mont Blanc
Maritime Museum display of a telegraph

Maritime Museum display of a telegraph

Museum display of telegraph and equipment similar to that used by Vince Coleman as the burning Mont Blanc drifted toward pier 6. Coleman and 1600 would die in the immediate blast. Maritime Museum of The Atlantic
Maritime Museum display of a telegraph
Halifax harbour

Halifax harbour

Busy scene at Halifax harbour before the devastating explosion in 1917. Maritime Museum of The Atlantic.
Halifax harbour