By Bryan Simmons, June 2012
|1. The Hurricane of September 21st 1938 and Great Gale of September 23rd 1815 Markers|
The Hurricane of September 21st 1938 driven by a wind velocity of 95 MPH max caused tidal waters to reach a new level as indicated below
13 feet 8½ inches
above mean high water
one foot eleven and one fourth inches higher than previous record of September 23rd 1815
In the great gale of September 23rd 1815 the wind driven waters around the walls of this building rose to the level of this line
Eleven feet nine and one fourth inches above mean high water
Erected 1938 by The city of Providence Public Buildings Dept./State of Rhode Island.
Location. 41° 49.541′ N, 71° 24.503′ W. Marker is in Providence, Rhode Island, in Providence County. Marker is at the intersection of College Street and Providence River Greenway, on the right when traveling east on College Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Providence RI 02903, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The History of The Weybosset Bridge (a few steps from this marker); Burning of British Taxed Tea (within shouting distance of this marker); Rhode Island Korean Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Giovanni Da Verrazzano (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); First Town House of Providence (about 400 feet away, in a direct line); Stephan Hopkins (about 600 feet away); The First Baptist Church (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Providence.