Norwich, Connecticut, USA - 1854 Floods (Norwich)
Feb. 8, 1854, most of the wharves were submerged by the breaking up of the ice, and the basements of buildings near the river filled with water. Central wharf and the Junction railway were overflowed. At the freight depot of the New London and Norwich Railroad, the rails were covered to the depth of eighteen inches.
On the 30th of April, the same year, a violent storm caused another inundation ; the currents of the Yantic and Shetucket struggling together, threw the water back, and the wharf bridge was partially destroyed.
History of Norwich, Connecticut: From Its Possession by the Indians to the Year 1866 Author Frances Manwaring Caulkins Publisher By H.P. Haven, 1874
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