Notes from Piers Accession Book:
Scientific Name: Wooden (mahogany, painted dark gray) Name-boards of one of the Lifeboats of the French munition Steamship "Mont Blanc" of Rouen, which exploded at Pier 6, Richmond, Halifax, N.S., at 9:06 a.m. of 6th December, 1917, after collision with Belgian Relief Steamship "Imo," and destroyed much of the town and very many lives.
Locality and When Collected: Found on shore of Halifax Harbour, in dock at foot of Morris Street, Halifax, N.S., 26 December 2917.
Collector (c) Donor (d): Thomas Baldwin (c.d.) 88 Sackville St., Halifax
Received: 1918 Dec 4
Remarks: The nameboards were taken from remains of the lifeboat which had drifted ashore at the place named.
One of the name-boards has the name M BLANC cut in it; size of board 12.90 ins by 2.35 ins.
The other board has the name of port of registry ROUEN cut in it; size of board 12.75 ins by 2.30 ins.
Date Accessioned: 4 December 1918
Reference no.: Harry Piers accession number 4677 Nova Scotia Museum Marine History Collection, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic