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The Hurricane of September 21st 1938

 
 
The Hurricane of September 21st 1938 and Great Gale of September 23rd 1815 Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 2012
1. The Hurricane of September 21st 1938 and Great Gale of September 23rd 1815 Markers
Inscription.  
Top Marker

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

Bottom Marker
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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Disasters.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Providence RI 02903, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Around the Corner from Market Square (a few steps

Both Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 2012
2. Both Markers
from 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); The Grand Lodge of Rhode Island (within shouting distance of this marker); Rhode Island Korean Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Across the River from Market Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Major Gales and Hurricanes around Market Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Giovanni Da Verrazzano (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Providence.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 12, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 531 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 12, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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