Scenes of the 1906 Hurricane from the St. John Postcard Collection
Born in the Carribean south of Cuba, the hurricane passed
into the Gulf of Mexico between Cuba and the Yucatan on Monday, September 24, 1906. Winds
increased to 90 mph as the eye approached a point just west of the Mississippi-Alabama
line. For approximately nine hours, Mobile and Pensacola took the pounding of the
southwest winds of the right-front quadrant of this vast and slow-moving storm. The waters
of Mobile Bay, pushed by winds of such power for so long, rolled into the city and
caused the most disasterous floods in its history.
|The north side of Government Street. The Renaissance Riverview Hotel now occupies this site.||
The old Country Club, which was located on the water near where Brookley Field is today.
|Bienville Square shows the effects of 90 mph winds.||
Damage to the Mobile Harbor.