50th Anniversary of Hurricane Faith

Track of Hurricane Faith 1966 (Unisys)

Track of Hurricane Faith 1966
(Unisys)

On August 26, 1966, Hurricane Faith brushed the Antilles with outer rain bands and gusty winds.  But Faith went into the record books not because of her destruction, but because of her long track.  Over 17 days, Faith tracked over nearly 8000 miles (12,700 km) of the Atlantic Ocean, from the deep tropics near the Cape Verde Islands, skirting the Greater Antilles, and recurving  over the north Atlantic to the icy coast of Norway.

At one point, the hurricane was considered as a candidate for seeding from Project STORMFURY, but its proximity to the Bahamas excluded it from experimentation.  Faith was responsible for four deaths at sea.