Objects & Places from Isaac S Storm: The Drowning of Galveston

Erik Larson
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Galveston, Texas

The deadliest hurricane of all time hit this city on September 8, 1900.

Cuba

The local forecasters in this country provided a more accurate reading of the tropical storm that would develop into the killer hurricane than those in the US.

Florida Straits

The US weather forecasters predicted that the tropical storm would travel north along this route.

The Louisiana

The commander of this ship sailed from New Orleans to Galveston when the hurricane hit.

The Pensacola

Captain Simmons was commanding this ship through the treacherous waters of the Gulf during the storm of 1900.

The Beaumont Train

A locomotive from this city could only travel as far as Bolivar Point before it was eventually derailed.

The Levy Building

The weather station in Galveston, Texas, was located in this structure in the downtown section of the city.

The US Weather Bureau

This organization failed to heed the warning signs...

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