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Flooding

Date: January 11, 1775

Location: St. John's

Easting: 371500

Northing: 5269000

Latitude: 47° 34' 00" N

Longitude: 52° 41' 00" W

Fatalities: ?

Injuries: ?

Source: MUN NFLD Studies: Annual register or a view of the history, politics and literature for the year 1775

A huge gale affected south-eastern Newfoundland. The sea suddenly rose 30 feet. Many people were killed on land (but the exact numbers are unknown), but took a huge toll on life off-shore. Fishermen afterwards dragged up 20-30 bodies in their nets.

 
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