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1971-Arlene

Legend of sources

Tropical Storm Arlene began on July 4, 1971 220 km off Cape Hatteras. Entering the CHC Response Zone on July 6 and then into Canadian waters later that afternoon, Arlene brought winds of 101 km/h to the region. Arlene eventually dissipated on July 8 after capsizing a boat on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland.

Newfoundland

July 8, 1971

  • Twelve fishermens were found safe when their fishing boat was swamped and sank in Lords Cove, Grand Bank. Winds were reported to be light at the time.Within minutes, mountainous seas were created (ET)