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Excerpt from Great Storms of the Chesapeake about the ‘Hurry Cane of 1667’

“There Was Nothing that Could Stand Its Fury” — From GREAT STORMS OF THE CHESAPEAKE (History Press 2012) One of the first major storms to impact early settlers around Chesapeake Bay was the Great Hurry Cane of 1667. No weather … Continue reading

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Witches tossed overboard to stop storms

I just had to share this bit about tossing witches overboard … after a long voyage, it must have been a convenient way to ride the ship of a busybody! From GREAT STORMS OF THE CHESAPEAKE: “The weather in this … Continue reading

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