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A 1917 Halifax Explosion Profile: Captain James Anderson Murray, Convoy Officer

A 1917 Halifax Explosion Profile: Captain James Anderson Murray, Convoy Officer

James Anderson Murray had an office at Pier 9 and was killed instantly
HalifaxYesterday : The Unknown Halifax Dockyard Transit Observatory

HalifaxYesterday : The Unknown Halifax Dockyard Transit Observatory

A small wooden structure built on a hill within the Dockyard served as a transit observatory and assisted greatly in further determining the Yard’s exact longitude
SS Whangape (1900): A Brief History of SS Mont-Blanc’s Sister Ship

SS Whangape (1900): A Brief History of SS Mont-Blanc’s Sister Ship

The knowledge of this particular vessel, the only sister ship to SS Mont-Blanc, is important from an archival perspective
HalifaxYesterday: The Brookfields - A Forgotten Nova Scotia Dynasty <b>(4 photos)</b>

HalifaxYesterday: The Brookfields - A Forgotten Nova Scotia Dynasty (4 photos)

Entrepreneur and building contractor John Brookfield and his son, Samuel Manners Brookfield, contributed greatly to the building trades
HalifaxYesterday: Joseph Zatzman - Dartmouth’s First Jewish Mayor <b>(2 photos)</b>

HalifaxYesterday: Joseph Zatzman - Dartmouth’s First Jewish Mayor (2 photos)

Joseph Zatzman's most notable legacy in this position was his enormous impact on the creation of Burnside Industrial Park
<b>HalifaxYesterday: </b> Pat LaCroix - The Halifax Three, Jazz and Photography <b>(10 photos)</b>

HalifaxYesterday: Pat LaCroix - The Halifax Three, Jazz and Photography (10 photos)

Richard Byrne, Denny Doherty and Pat LaCroix formed the Halifax Three at the beginning of the Folk Music craze of the early 1960s
<b>HalifaxYesterday:</b> Aileen Meagher, Canada’s Flying Schoolmarm <b>(8 photos)</b>

HalifaxYesterday: Aileen Meagher, Canada’s Flying Schoolmarm (8 photos)

Aileen Meagher was an Olympic athlete, a school teacher, and an accomplished artist
<b>HalifaxYesterday:</b> Janet Kitz: Historian, Educator and Leading Authority on the 1917 Explosion in Halifax Harbour <b>(8 photos)</b>

HalifaxYesterday: Janet Kitz: Historian, Educator and Leading Authority on the 1917 Explosion in Halifax Harbour (8 photos)

Were it not for decades of dedicated work by Janet Frame Kitz, an incalculable amount of knowledge concerning the Halifax Explosion would have been forever lost
<b>HalifaxYesterday:</b> Alexander Johnston, the Man Who Brought Wireless Communication to Canada <b>(8 photos)</b>

HalifaxYesterday: Alexander Johnston, the Man Who Brought Wireless Communication to Canada (8 photos)

R. Fraser Alexander Johnston (1867-1951) was a native of Red Islands, Richmond County in Cape Breton
<b>HalifaxYesterday</b> : Commander F. Evan Wyatt - The Unlikely Halifax Explosion Victim <b>(11 photos)</b>

HalifaxYesterday : Commander F. Evan Wyatt - The Unlikely Halifax Explosion Victim (11 photos)

Prior to the catastrophic 6 December 1917 explosion in Halifax Harbour, Acting Commander F. Evan Wyatt and his second wife, Dorothy Brookfield, were the darlings of the city’s social elite
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