Heavy Blow
Vineyard Gazette

On Tuesday night it blew a violent gale from the southeast, for about ten hours. The U. States schr. Gallatin in attempt­ing to get to the wharf, was driven on shore; her tender, the Gazelle, was driven high and dry upon the beach, and nearly all the copper on her starboard side washed off. The smack Bruce, in coming into the harbor, dropt her an­chor, but as we understand did not have her cable secured, and consequently, went ashore between Coffin’s and Commercial wharf. She got off without much damage, yesterday.

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The Great Gale
Vineyard Gazette
Wednesday, September 8th, will ever be memorable from the fact of the furious gale of wind which raged in this section of the country. In fact, the newspapers all agree that it was the most fearful “blow-out” old Boreas has had since the historic September gale of 1815; and they all with one accord, express the hope that our land may never again be visited with such another powerful manifestation of strength and fury of the elements.
 
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A Terrific Storm Sweeps the Coast, Causing Many Wrecks and Loss of Life
Vineyard Gazette
Saturday night and most of Sunday the fiercest storm in many years prevailed over the northern and eastern part of the country. The damage by the storm will aggregate several millions of dollars along the entire New England coast, not to mention the loss inland. Sea-faring men declare that not in the last half century has there been a gale so severe to shipping interests as this.
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The Storm: Destruction by Land and Sea
Vineyard Gazette
A storm, the like of which in this vicinity the oldest inhabitant fails to remember, visited the Island last Saturday afternoon, and raged with steadily increasing fury till far into the night. On the morning of Sunday the appearance of the town was as if a light tornado had passed over it. Large trees were uprooted, chimneys “razeed,” fences down everywhere, windows in some instances forced in, a few old buildings utterly demolished, and the streets strewn with green leaves and branches wrenched from the unyielding trees.
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Stop and Smell the Rain
Suzan Bellincampi
Rain really does have a scent, and our ability to smell it might be a holdover from times when rain could mean survival.
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Island Digs Out After Daylong Storm Brings Snow, Coastal Flooding
Sara Brown
Ferries were cancelled and schools and town offices shuttered Monday as a winter storm moved through the Vineyard, bringing blizzard conditions for nearly five hours.
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For Weather Forecast, Turn to Sheep, Snakes, or Birds
Suzan Bellincampi
Groundhogs are marmots that belong to a group of large ground squirrels in the order Rodentia.
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A Ticket to the Snow Show
Suzan Bellincampi
Crazy that snow is so simple, yet so complicated. We all know it is just frozen water, but describing it can get much more detailed.
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What's That in the Fields? Blizzard Leaves Rare Snow Rollers
Sara Brown

The weekend blizzard left a rare calling card: cylindrical hunks of snow called snow rollers strewn across Vineyard fields.

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Martha's Vineyard Digs Out after Blizzard Lashes Island
Sara Brown
A blizzard battered the Vineyard Saturday with high winds and heavy snow, causing power outages and ferry cancellations.
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