Eastern Virginian, October 26, 1878


Weather -- Northeast storms

We were visited on Tuesday night last with one of the severest wind storms ever experienced in this section, and unquestionably the highest tide within the knowledge of any one now living, the water reached a point at least 3 feet higher than the great September blow of 1822. . . . On Cedar Island nearly all the stock perished, Capt. O. A. Browne being a heavy loser. His loss there will be fully seventy-five cattle, and as many sheep. . . . No report has reached us from Revel's [Island] or Hog Island, but on the former, it is feared that Charles M. Dunton, Esq., has lost heavily in stock.

Eastern Virginian
Onancock Virginia
October 26, 1878