Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mountain Girl

Mountain Girl, May 5, 1896.

The "steamer Mountain Girl, last reported in the Gulf on May 5, 1896," allegedly vanished in the Bermuda Triangle. (Quasar, p. 57.)

To the day, 115 years ago.

There are reports of a storm in Virginia on May 12 ("Disastrous Storm in Virginia," The New York Times, May 13, 1896.) and a storm with "cyclones" (apparently they meant tornadoes) in Texas, Kansas, and another, unnamed, state on May 13 ("Cyclones in Three States," The New York Times, May 14, 1896.). Yet we don't know anything about the course of the Mountain Girl, whether she was bound for Texas or Virginia or some place away from the storms.

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