1935 HURRICANE HISTORY
 Five Maps Showing Path
By Jerry Wilkinson
       Displayed on this page are five versions of the path of the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane. Click the images to slightly enlarge.
       To the right is shown what remains until today the official U.S. Weather Service path.
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     Below and right is shown the storm path as believed on September 1, 1935.
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Below and right is shown the Miami Daily News chart published September 2, 1935.
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Below and right is shown a chart published by the Literary Digest for an article "Shipwreck, Storm, and Florida's Canal." President Franklin Roosevelt had recently approved $5 million of the $4 billion work relief fund for the Army Corps of Engineers for preliminary work on a cross-Florida canal.
         From the left around Key West  and up the Gulf Stream is the proposed course of the USS Dixie which the hurricane drove aground at what is now known as Dixie Shoals.
From mid-bottom upwards is the path which represents  1935 Hurricane.
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The fourth chart is the most controversal and was published September 8, 1935 by the Miami  Tribune. It was meant to be the path that represents the weather advisories issued by the weather service.
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