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Hurricanes

In an annual ritual, Naval Academy plebes must work together to climb a greased obelisk that honors the captain of the SS Central America.

Editor's Note: Gary Kinder is author of the New York Times bestseller Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea: The History and Discovery of the World’s Richest Shipwreck. He wrote the introduction for a book recently published by the Naval Institute Press, Read more >>

The outcome of the American Revolution may have been affected by catastrophic storms in the deadliest hurricane season in recorded history.

Editor's Note: Weather affects so much in our own lives, yet too few historians consider its impact on major events in the past. Read more >>

It’s more than just whimsy

Our hurricane-naming system evolved much the same way our baby-naming system did. Just as it’s easier to say “Jane Q. Read more >>

The Great Lakes hurricane of 1913 was a destructive freak. As far as lakers were concerned, it was …

SOMEWHERE IN THE emptiness between Hudson Bay and the Rockies, a vagrant puff of wind raised a dusty snow and went skittering over the plains, picking up a spiral here and another one there to create a north-country November blizzard of the kind that rages l Read more >>

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