Wrecks in the harbor of Saint Thomas, after the late hurricane.
1 p. : ill. ; 20 x 28 cm.
Harper & brothers
Place of Publication:
New York :
Subjects / Keywords:
Caribbean Area ( lcsh ) St. Thomas (V.I.) ( lcsh ) Hurricane, 1867 -- St. Thomas (V.I.) ( lcsh ) Shipwrecks ( lcsh ) Periodical illustrations -- 1860-1870. ( lcsh )
St. Thomas (V.I.)
A hurricane and tsunami, only two weeks apart, destroyed most ships and boats in Charlotte Amalie's harbor. On November 18, 1867, just a little over two weeks after St. Thomas had been hit by a deadly hurricane, two earthquakes, ten minutes apart, shook the Anegada Trough between St. Croix and St. Thomas. Within minutes a tsunami swept the southern shore of St. Thomas, with two waves 14 to 20 ft high crashing into Charlotte Amalie. Meanwhile, even higher waves struck Fredriksted, St. Croix, sending water as far as 298 ft. inland. At least 23 drowned. This illustration may show damage from the earthquake as well as the hurricane.
Article beneath illustration: The St. Thomas wrecks.
Illustration from Harper's Weekly (1867 December 28), p. 829.