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Cape Cod and the Portland Gale of 1898 (Disaster)

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Cape Cod and the Portland Gale of 1898 (Disaster)

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On the night of November 26, 1898, with a killer storm of historic proportions approaching, the steamer Portland set out from Boston. By the following night, the winter hurricane sent the vessel to the depths of Massachusetts Bay off Cape Cod, claiming nearly two hundred lives. On the Cape, a few dozen victims of the Portland disaster washed ashore, while ships piled up in harbors, high tides swept away railroad tracks, and the landscape and beaches were changed forever. Several Cape Cod mariners went to sea and never returned, caught in the gale's evil clutches. Local author Don Wilding revisits this disaster and the heroic deeds of the U.S. Life-Saving Service and the Cape's citizenry in what came to be known as 'The Portland Gale.'

ISBN: 9781467151672

ISBN-10: 9781467151672

Publisher: History Press

Publication Date: 05/22/2023 - 12:00am

On Sale: 05/22/2023 - 12:00am

Pages: 144

Language: English


United States - State & Local - New England (CT, MA, ME, NH,

Natural Disasters

Ships & Shipbuilding - History