Wrecks in the harbor of Saint Thomas, after the late hurricane.

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Material Information

Title:
Wrecks in the harbor of Saint Thomas, after the late hurricane.
Physical Description:
1 p. : ill. ; 20 x 28 cm.
Language:
English
Creator:
unknown
Publisher:
Harper & brothers
Place of Publication:
New York :
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Caribbean Area   ( lcsh )
St. Thomas (V.I.)   ( lcsh )
Hurricane, 1867 -- St. Thomas (V.I.)   ( lcsh )
Shipwrecks   ( lcsh )
Periodical illustrations -- 1860-1870.   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage:
St. Thomas (V.I.)

Notes

General Note:
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.
General Note:
Article beneath illustration: The St. Thomas wrecks. Illustration from Harper's Weekly (1867 December 28), p. 829.

Record Information

Source Institution:
HistoryMiami
Holding Location:
HistoryMiami
Rights Management:
All rights reserved by the source institution.
Resource Identifier:
local - 2003-269-6
local - 2004-222-3
System ID:
AA00009513:00001