Martha's Vineyard Herald
On Wednesday, the 19th about 1 o'clock p.m., there appeared over the waters of the sound, a wonderful phenomenon, such as only occurs but once in a life time, indeed, one may cross the ocean many t
Hurricanes and Storms
Waterspouts
Weather
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.
Hurricanes and Storms
Weather
Vineyard Gazette
The southerly gale of this morning developed between seven and eight o’clock at almost the proportions of a hurricane. Fortunately for the harbor front the tide was not high
Hurricanes and Storms
Vineyard Gazette
The terrific north-easterly storm which swept the eastern Massachusetts coast on Tuesday was felt with unusual severity on the Vineyard.
Hurricanes and Storms
Vineyard Gazette
Swept by a hurricane the velocity of which has been estimated at a hundred miles an hour at brief periods, and which surpassed anything of the sort that has ever struck the Island from a southerl
Hurricanes and Storms
Vineyard Gazette
“It was heartbreaking to see those boats go to pieces,” Capt. Fred Vidler, keeper of the Edgartown Harbor Light said yesterday.
Hurricanes and Storms
Hurricane of 1938
Vineyard Gazette
Martha’s Vineyard awoke on Friday morning to witness such a scene of destruction and wreckage as the Island never saw before.
Hurricanes and Storms
Vineyard Gazette
The Vineyard Sound lightship was lost with all hands the night  of the hurricane.
Hurricanes and Storms
Shipwrecks and groundings
Vineyard Gazette
A great many trees were knocked down by the wind at the former Sullivan Jones place, Edgartown. The road leading into the estate, now owned by William B.
Hurricane of 1944
Hurricanes and Storms
Katama Airfield
Edgartown harbor
Vineyard Gazette
The Kelley House garden in Edgartown resumes a portion of its former beauty as it is cleared of the wreckage of the hurricane, and the setting has changed through the addition of two annex buildi
Kelley House
Hurricane of 1944
Hurricanes and Storms
Vineyard Gazette
The back road between Edgartown and Vineyard Haven seemed to have weathered the storm pretty well, bordered by sturdy scrub oak.
Hurricanes and Storms
Vineyard Gazette
The Vineyard’s third hurricane roared over the Island Tuesday, reached the high mark of a flood sea in some places exceeding that of 1938, and left a scene of destruction as the wind abated and the seas fell. The high of the tidal flood came about noon. All the serious damage was inflicted between mid-morning and a little past noon.
Hurricanes and Storms

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