America’s Worst Hurricane Season – 1886

The US was hit by seven hurricanes in 1886, including one during this week 130 years ago. The October, 1886 hurricane caused a massive storm surge at Sabine Pass, Texas – then moved north to the Great Lakes causing storm surges on Lake Michigan and Lake Erie. A great gale was also blowing along the southwest coast of England and Ireland.


16 Oct 1886, Page 1 – The Times at

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