THE NATURAL HISTORY ROOM
The 1935 Labor Day Hurricane Shelf.
This page by Jerry Wilkinson
- The 1935 Hurricane -
The above is NOT the 1935 hurricane, but the
category 4 Hurricane Andrew. Speculation is that the 1935 category 5 Labor
Day Hurricane would have been narrower and about 60 miles farther south.
This is a similar image to keep in mind as you continue.
This chart is from NOAA Technical Memorandum
NWS SR-56 dated April 1971. Note how far into the North Atlantic it continued.
The above chart shows the path and this clock,
one of 13, found established the time - approximately 8:20 p.m.
Following will be the only "before and after"
images that I have. Above is the Long Key depot. The Long Key Fishing Club
was to the left of this photo. Facilities for site personnel were to the
right. The depot was elevated to align with the Long Key Bridge which if
seen would be in the background.
This is looking south at the bridge. The depot
would have been mid-left. Long Key was more or less the center of the hurricane.
No one died!
The Millionaire's Club was of 11 stock exchange
millionaires. It also had rooms, but most had separate houses. The 1933
Hurricane missed the Keys.
This photo was taken in December 1935. Some
concrete foundations are visible. In the center right can be seen a concrete
Lets continue with additional before and
after photos on the next page.
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