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Cape Cod Yankee Storm

When Cape Cod was a great fishing center, hundreds of vessels went to the mackerel grounds in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

In the great storm of 1850 many of these sailing vessels were wrecked on the north shore of Prince Edward Island. Between two and three hundred of the fishermen lost their lives, most of them from the Truros. This appalling disaster was ever afterward known as the great Yankee storm.

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Posted by Cape Cod - (website) on 03/14/06
Categories: HistoryWeather
Keywords: weather, history


I remember as a kid back in the 60s seeing a whale jawbone on the beach for years and the old fishermen always told us it washed ashore in the Yankee storm. I lived on the north shore of PEI in Rustico Harbour.

Posted by Doreen from NC on 08/19/09 at 03:44 PM | #

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