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Date: October 10, 1885

Location: Labrador Coast



Fatalities: ?

Injuries: ?

Source: The Beaver Sept 1932 by H.M.S. Cotter

The Great Labrador Gale
A long period of stormy weather eventually produced 120 mph winds and a "tidal wave". There was considerable damage at Fanny's Harbour (Cape Harrigan), Manaaaaks Island, Ragged Island, Iron Bound Island, White Bears, Black Island, Domino, Brig Harbour, Indian Tickle, Grady, Seal Islands, Batteau, and Punch Bowl. About 300 people died in this event, but unclear how many, if any, died on shore as a result of flooding.

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