No Safe Harbour: The Halifax Explosion Diary of Charlotte Blackburn is the fifteenth book in the Dear Canada series by Scholastic. The book was published in January 2006. It was Julie Lawson's second in the series after 2002's A Ribbon of Shining Steel.


"For Wendy"

Book description

"December 6, 1917
There was no warning. The explosion happened fast, and all at once. The roar of the flames just stopped. I saw a white flash shoot up from the burning ship and felt a tremendous blast of air, a whirlwind that swept me up and hurled me around until it suddenly gave out and dropped me. I didn't know where I was, only that I'd come close to landing on a picket fence. Bodies were lying everywhere. Nothing moved, no one spoke. And then the screaming began. I thought it was the end of the world.

"Le 6 décembre 1917
Rien n’a annoncé l’explosion. Elle s’est produite tout d’un coup.
Le rugissement des flammes s’est arrêté. J’ai vu un éclair blanc au-dessus du navire en flammes et j’ai senti un puissant souffle d’air, comme une tornade, qui m’a emportée, puis m’a laissée retomber plus loin, ayant perdu de sa force. Je ne savais pas où je me trouvais, sauf que j’avais failli atterrir sur une clôture en bois. Partout, des corps jonchaient le sol. Rien ne bougeait, personne ne parlait. Puis les cris ont commencé.
J’ai cru que c’était la fin du monde.



Main article: List of No Safe Harbour characters


Main article: Julie Lawson



"The publisher wishes to thank Garry Shutlak, Senior Reference Archivist, Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management, for checking of images and captions; and Brian Roughton of the Roughton Galleries for his generosity in allowing us to use a detail from Elizabeth Jane Gardner Bouguereau's painting Girl Holding a Basket of Grapes as the cover image."


See also

v - e - dDear Canada

Orphan at My Door | A Prairie as Wide as the Sea | With Nothing But Our Courage | Footsteps in the Snow
A Ribbon of Shining Steel | Whispers of War | Alone in an Untamed Land | Brothers Far from Home | An Ocean Apart
A Trail of Broken Dreams | Banished from Our Home | Winter of Peril | Turned Away | The Death of My Country
No Safe Harbour | A Rebel's Daughter | A Season for Miracles | If I Die Before I Wake | Not a Nickel to Spare
Prisoners in the Promised Land | Days of Toil and Tears | Where the River Takes Me | Blood Upon Our Land
A Desperate Road to Freedom | A Christmas to Remember | Exiles from the War | To Stand On My Own
Hoping for Home | That Fatal Night | Torn Apart | A Sea of Sorrows | Pieces of the Past | A Country of Our Own
All Fall Down | Flame and Ashes | A Time for Giving | These Are My Words

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