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Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island Hurricane, Sept 1900

REACHES NEWFOUNDLAND

Texas Hurricane Doing Much Damage Along the Island's Coast

ST. JOHNS, N. F., Sept. 15.---The Texas hurrican has reached here and in raging with full fury. It has swept the coast, wrecking many fishing places. Numerous schooners have been driven ashore near St. Johns and the telegraph wires in remote localities are down. It is not known how much damage has been done at distant points, but it is believed the storm must have wrought havoc among the fishing vessels on the Grand Banks, as the wind has been blowing from every quarter of the compass within the last 24 hours.

Aberdeen Weekly News, Aberdeen, SD 20 Sept 1900

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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I., Sept. 14.---The Texas hurricane swept over this province on Wednesday night, causing immense damage, the full details of which are not obtainable, as wires are down throughout the island. The shores are strewn with wreckage from fishing boats, and the loss of life will be considerable. The fruit crop was nearly ruined.

From all sections of the island reports are coming by messenger and letter of houses, barns, lobster canneries, and grist mills being razed by the wind. Of the Tignish fishing fleet, ten smacks, with their crews, are missing.

The New York Times, New York, NY 15 Sept 1900

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UNABLE TO MAKE PORT.

Special to The New York Times.

NEWPORT, Oct. 1.---The British three-masted schooner Leonard Parker of St. John, N. B., came in sight of Block Island this afternoon, with a jury mast rig. The Harbor Master was unable to board the vessel, owing to the heavy sea which was running.

Capt. Bowne of the Leonard Parker stated that he ran into the hurricane on the night of Sept. 18 off Newfoundland, and before morning his fore, main, and mizzentop masts, sails, and rigging were carried away. It was thought at one time that the vessel, which was in ballast, could not survive the terrible sea and wind. The vessel was baly[sic] strained and one of the crew injured.

The Leonard Parker came in from the westward in an attempt to make a harbor to secure food, as all her provisions were spoiled or used up and the crew was on the verge of starvation.

Being unable to make the harbor of Block Island, the ship stood up to Long Island Sound. She had lost all her boats, and has been attempting to make a port, but the head winds and the reduced amount of canvas prevented her doing so. She was from Pernambuco, bound to St. John.

The New York Times, New York, NY 2 Oct 1900

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Re:Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island Hurricane, Sept 1900

Very pathetic and also very worst to think about how much the hurricane has affected there at 1900 .really a terrible blow for the people.
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ragavendra



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