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Hurricanes Hit The East Coast – 1938 / 1936 / 1933



Cruise, Travel and Social History: Hurricanes Hit The East Coast – 1938 / 1936 / 1933

Carnival Triumph sailing around Hurricane Isabel

Picture taken from U.S. Coast Guard helicopter – 17 Sep 2003.  From a reader who has sailed on cruise ships in weather like this: There is a big slow push from the floor as the bow rise over a swell, then a slight weightless feeling as the bow drops over the edge, followed by a big shudder that rattles the entire ship as the bow smacks into the bottom of the trough (which seems to be the moment captured in the above picture – keep in mind that ship is 180 feet high above the water and 893 feet in length).


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