Sackville, NB Storm, Oct 1869
THE STORM ELSEWHERE.---The storm which visited us on Sunday and Monday last, the effects of which were quite serious in this section, proved very destructive in its results in Maine and New Brunswick. On that portion of the coast the damage done to vessels is said to be very heavy, while the towns in that vicinity suffered very seriously, much more so, indeed, than in any other section of the country that we have yet heard from.
A telegram fro Sackville, N. B., say than[sic] on Monday that place was visited by a tremendous gale and the highest tide ever known. Thousand of tons of hay were there destroyed, and thousands of cattle and sheep drowned. The tidal wave, it is thought, has caused great destruction on the Bay of Fundy. The tide in and around St. Johns rose to a great height and destroyed an immense amount of property.---The bridge of the European and North American Railway was destroyed; wharves were ruined, and cattle swept away. In the small parish of Sackville alone the damage is estimated at one million of dollars, and throughout the country[sic] it is incalculable. Indeed, so widespread was the destruction caused by this storm, and so immense the loss of property, that it may truthfully be said, that in these respects it has had no parallel; it will long be remember as the great storm. In comparison with the losses suffered in many other localities, those of our own are but slight, though, in the aggregate, they also are considerable. It is now stated that this storm was predicted last December by Lieut. Saxby, of the Royal Navy, and that the English papers called attention to it at the time. --Albany Argus.
The Pittsfield Sun, Pittsfield, MA 14 Oct 1869