Historical Society Features Talk On 1866 Hurricane

Tuesday 07th, February 2012 / 08:31 Published by

Wayne Neely

‘The Great Bahamas Hurricane of 1866’, Wayne Neely, one of the world’s leading authorities on Bahamian and Caribbean hurricanes, will give us an engaging account of this awe-inspiring meteorological event on Thursday 23rd February at 6pm. He will reveal how this hurricane literally devastated the entire Bahamas and actually altered the course of Bahamian history.

Wayne Neely is a certified Bahamian Meteorologist and Forecaster working at the Department of Meteorology in Nassau, Bahamas for the last 20 years. Prior to working in the meteorological field, he majored in Geography and History at the College of the Bahamas in Nassau. He then attended the Caribbean Meteorological Institute in Barbados where he majored and specialized in weather forecasting.

His books include: ‘The Great Bahamas Hurricane of 1929.’ ‘The Major Hurricanes to Affect the Bahamas’ ‘Rediscovering Hurricanes’ (Foreword by Herbert Saffir). ‘The Great  Bahamian Hurricanes of 1926’ (Foreword by Bryan Norcross) and ‘The Great Bahamas Hurricane of 1866.’

His sixth book on Bahamian Hurricanes called ‘The Great Bahamian Hurricanes of 1899 and 1932′(Foreword by Professor William Gray) will be released on June 01st of this year.

Thursday 29th March at 6pm The Bahamas in American History by Dr Keith Tinker.

Both authors will provide books for sale and be willing to personally sign copies.

Source: Bahamas Historical Society

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