Category Five Chains
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The Great Labor Day Hurricane




Locks things down


Wrapping around an object

Collected by

Warehouse 13



Date of Collection



Origin[edit | edit source]

The Great Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 was the most intense Atlantic hurricane to hit American soil in terms of pressure and tied with Hurricane Dorian in 2019 for the storm with the strongest winds. A category five hurricane winds reached up to one hundred and eighty five miles per hour (295 km/h). The hurricane cut through Florida carving new channels connecting the bay to the ocean, weakening for a moment near Cedar Key before picking up again. Several island towns along with Keys were obliterated along with portions of the Key West extension of the Florida East Coast Railway. The hurricane also caused additional damage in northwest Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.

After the storm rescuers arrived in the town of Marathon. Everything was destroyed, including the Faro Blanco Lighthouse. The only thing that remained behind was an extra light and housing bound to the ground by chains. The glass was shattered however the chains themselves remain fast.

Effects[edit | edit source]

Can withstand extreme, seemingly impossible forces.

Collection[edit | edit source]

Was Collected in 1950 when the new lighthouse opened.

Currently being used in junction with keeping the Kitchen Sink in place.

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