Searsport Cyclone

Searsport Cyclone (HMVET)

Location: Searsport, ME 04974 Waldo County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 27.27', W 68° 55.911'

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May 22, 1921

— The Museum in the Streets —

It was about 1:30 PM - a hot still afternoon. Thunder clouds built up rapidly. A black funnel cloud appeared northwest of town. The air was full of dust and flying debris. The 1859 Phineas Pendleton House across the street was lifted 8 inches into the air and dropped back on the foundation. The cyclone took the steeple off the Methodist Church, threw a cow into the bay and picked up a barn, leaving the car inside. All this among other strange happenings before moving out to sea and causing a water spout 50 feet high. The photographs show the "before" and "after" destruction of the Havener house located on this site. It was a common local custom for a proud owner to have a professional photograph taken of his home. The "before" photo just happened to be taken the day before the cyclone.
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Marker Number14
Year Placed2009
Placed ByHistoric Preservation Committee, the Town of Searsport and the Searsport Community
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 12:34am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 505421 N 4922357
Decimal Degrees44.45450000, -68.93185000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 27.27', W 68° 55.911'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 27' 16.20" N, 68° 55' 54.66" W
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Area Code(s)207
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-12 W Main St, Searsport ME 04974, US
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