1869 - TELEGRAMS. TERRIFIC HURRICANE AT EASTPORT, ME. Great Destruction of Property and Life. THE STORM IN MAINE.
...LEWISTON, Me., Oct.9.---The Evening Journal has a report of a great freshet on Swift River, in Oxford County, showing a rise of thirty-six feet in twelve hours in that stream, which is a tributary of the Androscoggin. The improvements of the Lewiston Steam Mill Company, for lumbering operations, were destroyed, and their large dam swept away. Scores of inter-vale farms were covered several feet deep with sand. Numerous houses and barns were demolished. The people barely escaped with their lives, and with the children in their arms, to the mountains. The farmers living on the river are impoverished and homeless.
The New York Times
New York, New York
October 10, 1869
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