Category Archives: Weather History

19-Meter North Atlantic Wave Sets New World Record

19-Meter North Atlantic Wave Sets New World Record December 13, 2016 by Mike Schuler – gCaptain.com   19-Meter North Atlantic Wave Sets New World Record

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Remembering the 1921 Tampa Hurricane 

One of the most significant hurricanes to hit Tampa occurred in October of 1921. The first  recorded major hurricane to hit Tampa occurred in September of 1848. The Chief Hydrographer at the Panama Canal may have reported the first indication of a developing … Continue reading

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Remembering The Great Tampa Gale of 48

It has been quite a while since a major hurricane has made a direct landfall in the Tampa Bay area but back before the Civil War two hurricanes hit the Tampa Bay area within about 2 weeks of each other. In … Continue reading

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Video shows captain of Anthem of the Seas discussing storm

RE Anthem of the Seas: This video was broadcast to all the staterooms on the RCTV internal channel the day after the storm. I recorded it with my iPhone and published it here for those not on the ship to … Continue reading

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Was the hurricane force storm off the US East Coast forecast correctly last weekend?

The 168,666 ton Anthem of the Seas departed Bayonne, New Jersey last Saturday  with about 4,500 guests and 1,600 crewmembers for a scheduled 7-day roundtrip to the Bahamas.  During Sunday the vessel was sailing southward to a schedule port call at Port Canaveral, … Continue reading

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The Flying Enterprise – Man vs. the Sea

During Christmas Week, 1951, began an incredible sea story involving a WWII era cargo vessel named the Flying Enterprise and her captain, Kurt Carlsen.  Captain Carlsen was a Danish-born seaman that began his sea career at the age of 14 … Continue reading

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1950 Super Storm Remembered

I was only 2 years old at the time but still have some hazy distant memory of a storm that may have initiated my interest in meteorology later in life. I was living in Passaic, NJ at the time in … Continue reading

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Gales of November

On November 10, 1975 the Great Lakes bulk cargo vessel SS Edmund Fitzgerald carrying a cargo of taconite pellets (iron-bearing flint-like rock used in steelmaking) sank with the loss of all 29 crewmembers in eastern Lake Superior about 17 miles from the … Continue reading

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