No. 12 Mine Centennial Important Piece of CBRM’s Canada 150 Celebrations
July 18, 2017
LANTERN PARADE, MEN OF THE DEEPS CONCERT TO COMMEMORATE EVENT
New Waterford, NS - The mine whistle blew at No. 12 Colliery in New Waterford at 7:30am on July 25th, 1917. An explosion had rocked the pit, 2,000 feet below the surface. 25 men were rescued, but 65 had perished in the blast.
The Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) Recreation Department will recognize this event, which shaped the history and fabric of the community 100 years ago, with a commemorative event taking place at Colliery Lands Park.
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