Palmer Island Light Station is a historiclighthouse in New Bedford Harbor inNew Bedford, Massachusetts, USA. The lighthouse was built in 1849 out of stone rubble. It was discontinued when the harbor's hurricane barrier was built in the early 1960s, as its location immediately north of the barrier was no longer an outlying danger and there are lights on either side of the barrier opening.
The Hurricane of 1900 made landfall on the city of Galveston in the U.S. state of Texas on Sep 8, 1900. It had estimated winds of 145 miles per hour at landfall, making it a Category 4 storm. It was also the deadliest hurricane in US history with an estimated death toll between 6,000 & 12,000. Because of the destruction of the bridges to the mainland and the telegraph lines, no word of the city's destruction was able to reach the mainland.