Lower keys dating
- 1835 – The Key West Inquirer had been publishing only a year when this undated hurricane swept through all the Keys onto the mainland.The lightship Florida at Carysfort was severely damaged, but repairable.- 1780 – A hurricane possibly affecting the Dry Tortugas wrecked a Spanish fleet between there and the western end of Cuba - 1785 – Heavy damage sustained at Havana in a hurricane; 4 vessels sank in the harbor.- 1791 – On June 21st and 22nd a “horrible storm” occurred at Havana resulting in 3,000 people on the island killed principally by flood waters. approached some degree of habitation, hurricane reporting began to improve mainly because of more people, mail and newspapers.- 1733 – On July 15th a 22-ship treasure fleet was struck at the Keys by hurricane, leaving 13 ships sank or grounded, forever, in the 80 miles between Elliott Key and Key Vaca.After the storm perhaps a thousand people were left to survive for days on their sorry hulks or on the islets until help from Havana could arrive.- 1844 – The October 5 storm, known as the “Cuban Hurricane”, moved up the Keys causing considerable damage.
- - 1557 – Havana, Cuba & Matanzas, 55 miles to the east were struck by a hurricane.
- 1794 – A “dreadful” hurricane August 25th occurred at Havana – 100 bodies were recovered in the harbor the day after. The crew of the Vigilant stayed on their water-filled hulk 48 hours without food or water until found by Bahamian wreckers. Key West was inhabited in 1822 and in early 1829 a post office and newspaper were in business.
- 1796 – Bahamian wreckers who were likely at the Keys reported a severe gale on the coast of Florida early September. - 1831 – Two hurricanes appears to have struck Florida and the one on August 14 came across Cuba and the Tortugas in enroute to New Orleans.
1856 – On August 27 and 28 a hurricane passed to the west of the Keys, causing “very strong winds” at Key Biscayne.
Among the larger vessels lost were the Activa at the Dry Torgugas and the Issac Allenton off Sugarloaf Key.