Schooner Days DCXVI (616)

Flotsam & Jetsam of the Great Gale, 13 Nov 1943

This installment recounts some memorable episodes of the "Great Gale" of 1880, including the loss of the Belle Sheridan. The author also takes a very good look at weather forecasting at the time, and why a sailorman's experience was so important.

 



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