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Tampa Bay & the Disastrous Storm Surge That Wasn’t

Hurricane Irma devasted islands in the Caribbean and did serious damage to cities in Florida. 6.5 million residents of Florida alone lost power and the damage toll is still being calculated across the state. The cities on the West Coast … Continue reading

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Near 300th Anniversary of Terra Firme Fleet Disaster, Divers Find $1MM in Spanish Gold

On July 30, 1715 the Spanish Terra Firme and New Spain fleets, bound from Havana to Spain, were hit by a hurricane off the coast of Florida.  Eleven ships were blown up on to the reefs and sank. Only one ship … Continue reading

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Bombed Out Blizzards, Hurricanes and the Gulf Stream

A major blizzard is heading for the US Northeast coast today. It has been given the name Winter Storm Juno.  If the prediction models are accurate, Juno may set a new record for snowfall in metropolitan New York City.  So, it … Continue reading

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Tall Ship Elissa – 1877 survives Hurricane Ike with little damage

ELISSA is a three-masted, iron-hulled sailing barque built in 1877 in Aberdeen, Scotland by Alexander Hall & Company.  Under various names, rigs and owners she had a 90 year carreer carrying cargo. She was purchased by the Galveston Historical Foundation 1975. She … Continue reading

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