The Hurricane of September 21st 1938
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Disasters. A significant historical date for this entry is September 21, 1938.
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 from this marker); The History of The Weybosset Bridge
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 622 times since then and 24 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.