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Flooding

Date: December 17 and 18, 1877

Location: Bonne Bay

Easting:

Northing:

Latitude: 49° 00' 00" N

Longitude: 57° 00' 00" W

Fatalities: 0

Injuries: 0

Source: Royal Gazette, January 2, 1877.

During a gale on the 17th and 18th, the tide rose so high in Bonne Bay that the people in some instances had to use boats to go from one house to another. It is quoted that “the oldest resident on the Western Coast cannot remember so great a tidal influx.”

 
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