The Great Hurricanes of North Carolina

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The History Press, 2008 - History - 159 pages
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From the horrific Independence Hurricane of 1775, the most lethal storm to strike its coast, to the ruinous Hugo in September 1989, a path has been cut along the shores of the Tarheel State-a path not easily forgotten. Engagingly written and illustrated with historical photos that graphically depict the disastrous effects of these mighty storms, this book is a gripping read!
  

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Contents

Introduction
7
The Independence Hurricane of 1775
21
The Great North Carolina Hurricane of 1815
41
Charlie Tiegens Hurricane of 1856
55
The San Ciriaco Hurricane of 1899
81
The Great Atlantic Hurricane of 1944
105
Hurricane Hazel
125
Hurricanes of the Late Twentieth Century
139
Bibliography
153
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Join John Hairr, lifelong North Carolina resident and lighthouse enthusiast, as he takes a photographic voyage to these remarkable lights on the edge of the great, uncompromising sea.

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