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A Climatology of Hurricanes for Eastern Canada

Welcome to Environment Canada’s online hurricane climatology. This site, launched in December 2009, is a living and growing source of historical information about tropical cyclones affecting eastern Canada and her waters. Please consult it at least annually to see what new things have been added.

Before searching for information that might interest you, please read the introduction to learn about the background of the climatology report and what you can expect to find in it.

This project was funded, in part, by the Canadian National Search and Rescue Secretariat's New Initiatives Fund:

  • Project – NIFID # 2002016
  • Project – NIFID # 2005029

Highlights

The Escuminac Disaster in 1959, claimed the lives of 35 men, most of these fishermen from Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick

Escuminac Disaster memorial at Escuminac, Miramichi Bay, New Brunswick. Photo credit: IR Walker (13 July 2007)

Escuminac Disaster Memorial.

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