A Salute to Weather Forecasters!

By: TropicTraveler , 12:44 PM GMT on August 01, 2008

The picture was taken of a terrific carved wooden fish in the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. In that museum is a moving memorial to the 136 fishermen who died in the storms of 1926 and 1927. Without accurate weathercasting, they set out for Sable Island and were caught by storms. 136 of them died, virtually at least one man from every household in the town. The memorial display is a chilling reminder of the lives lost at sea before we were able to do such an accurate job of protecting lives by current weather forecasting technology - so let's hear it for the weather forecasters!

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