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The San Narcisco hurricane continues its destructive path from Puerto Rico to St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands.

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10/29/1867 to 10/30/1867

On the saint's day of San Narcisco, a massive hurricane had struck the island of Puerto Rico causing widespread death and destruction.  The storm continued unabated towards the nearby Virgin Islands where, in the port of St. Thomas and the surrounding coast a reported seventy-five merchant ships were destroyed or damaged.  The town itself was almost completely destroyed and a total of around six hundred fatalities, including those of seamen was estimated.  Other areas of the islands suffered as well and flooding was widespread across the island of Tortola. (By John Osborne). 

Source Citation: 

David Longshore, Encyclopedia of Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones, New Edition (New York: Facts on File, Inc., 2008), 355.
"The Virgin Islands," The Nautical Magazine and Naval Chronicle for 1867 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003), 686.