Gale blows railroad cars into Elliott Bay on February 9, 1882.

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  • Posted 1/01/2000
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On February 9, 1882, a gale blows six cattle cars and a caboose into Elliott Bay. The gale twists Yesler Wharf in Seattle and railroad service stops. Olympia records wind speeds of 42 mph during the afternoon and The Olympia Transcript reports that the weather all week "has been stormy and disagreeable."


J. Willis Sayre, This City of Ours (Seattle: Seattle School District No. 1, 1936), 72.

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