1938 New England Hurricane 78th Anniversary; September 21, 1938 – On September 21, 1938, one of the most destructive and powerful hurricanes in recorded history struck Long Island and Southern New England. The storm developed near the Cape Verde Islands on September 9, tracking across the Atlantic and up the Eastern Seaboard. The storm hit Long Island and Southern Connecticut on September 21, moving at a forward speed of 47 mph! Sustained hurricane force winds were felt across central and eastern Long Island and southeastern Connecticut. The hurricane produced a destructive storm surge flooding coastal communities as well as producing three to seven inches of rainfall.
The Great New England Hurricane of 1938 on NOAA/National Weather Service
The Great Hurricane of 1938 in Photos on The Weather Channel
1938 storm “The Long Island Express” pounded the Eastern Seaboard on New York Daily News
It’s the 200th anniversary of the Erie Canal in New York this year, and what better way for the Erie Canal Museum to honor it than with an exhibit focusing on a little-known part of canal history: the lives of the women impacted by its presence. The exhibit will show photos and stories of women who worked or traveled on the canal
Erie Canal Museum—Hidden Perspectives: Women’s Lives on the Erie Canal
(Syracuse, NY; September 20, 2017 – November 5, 2017) 12 Must-See Fall Exhibits Around the World on Smithsonian
Celebrating and preserving the life of the last remaining Weighlock Building in America, the Erie Canal Museum is a Greek revival building, standing as a monument to the importance of the Erie Canal. Home to several ghosts, including a group of see-through children who play in the courtyard, a woman who was killed where the model canal boat now sits. Watch a video from when the Haunted History Trail of New York State visited the Erie Canal Museum.
In July of 1850, on the twentieth birthday of his secret second wife, James Strang crowned himself King of Beaver Island, a small island in Lake Michigan.
Strang led a sect of Mormons who had broken from the church after the death of Mormon founder Joseph Smith in 1844.
In an elaborate ceremony, Strang marched into a log tabernacle wearing a crown and flowing red robe. The self-proclaimed king would later champion polygamy, piracy, and treason against the United States government.
In 1855, a headline in the New York Times railed against the “wholesale robbery by pirates on Lake Michigan.” A “gang of marauders, who are reported to be Mormons from Beaver Island,” were burning sawmills and robbing stores along the shores of the Great Lakes.
These were no ordinary pirates: they had “a boldness, coolness and desperation rarely equaled in the records of highwaymen.”
The Insane Story of the Pirate Who Hijacked the Mormon Church and Became King of Beaver Island (Lake Michigan)
The irony here is that the Buddhists, by acting on their pro-animal rights position, may be guilty of killing off countless sea creatures through their actions. They better hope their beliefs are wrong, since karma is going to kick them in the ass for this one. –Patheos