Burlington, VT Storm, Jan 1882


BURLINGTON, Vt., Jan. 27.---At 7 o'clock this morning this city was visited by the severest gale for many years, doing great damage to property. One wall of the Burlington and Lamville Railroad depot, a lofty brick building, was blown in and the roof blown off. The roofs were also blown off two buildings of the Burlington Cotton Mill. Many chimneys were blown down, and trees were prostrated in all parts of the city. The ice was swept out of Lake Champlain and Burlington Bay almost in an instant. Much havoc was done in the lumber yards. No lives were lost, but there were several narrow escapes. The tornado appears to have been confined to the city, being only a strong wind in the country around.

The New York Times, New York, NY 28 Jan 1882