So, this is where I’m supposed to sell everyone on ‘The Haunting of Halifax Harbour’ based on more than clever alliteration. There’s lots of haunting that could be explored or combined in Halifax harbour area.
In 1917 in Halifax, Nova Scotia a French cargo ship loaded with munitions and explosives collided with another ship in the harbour and exploded. It was the largest recorded explosion in history before the testing of nuclear weapons. Around 2,000 people were killed.
Bedford Basin – Halifax Harbour
Over the years, people standing along the shore of the Basin on foggy evenings have reported hearing the sound of a small boat being rowed toward the shore. The sound dies away, and no boat is ever seen. The story goes that some time in the last century, a dory full of fishermen overturned in the fog, and drowned. Their restless spirits are said to spend eternity seeking a shoreline they will never find.
Copypasta from: http://www.novascotia.com/en/home/thingstoseeanddo/halloweeninnovascotia/hauntednovascotia.aspx
Near the waterfront is the Alexander Keith’s brewery, which is said to be inhabited by the ghost of the brewmaster himself. McNabs Island, accessible only by boat (ghost ship not required), is reputed to be haunted by the ghost of a former resident who was found drowned.
Copypasta from: http://www.therecord.com/living/travel/article/581115–haunted-halifax
Four: Combine as many as you want. I’m seeing Brewmaster Alexander and a pack of ghostly fishermen trying to prevent a spectral explosion of massive proportions, perpetrated by……. the French. And the Ghostbusters caught in the middle of it all.
Sailin' about port to port, Smokin' 'em out fort by fort,
Stealin' their loot ton by ton, Takin' their ships one by one.
Also worth mentioning: Halifax has a genuine British Citadel, and though I don’t *think* it’s haunted, it is quite the location, and it DID see battles (meaning plenty of soldiers and raiders died there) so who knows.