The Halifax Explosion

Francis Mackey

Francis Mackey was an experienced harbour pilot. A judicial inquiry put much of the blame for the disaster on him, and he was even charged with manslaughter.

Other courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada disagreed, saying no one person was responsible. Mackey lived in Halifax for the rest of his life.

In 1958, Mackey gave an interview to CBC Radio. Listen to audio clip (runs 6:41).


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