A continued west to west-northwestward motion brought the center to the Texas coast south of Corpus Christi as a Category 3 hurricane on September 14.
For an interactive map of the Atlantic-Gulf Hurricane visit the NOAA Coastal Services Center.
The "Great Miami" Hurricane was first spotted as a tropical wave located 1,000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles on September 11th.
While the history of the track and intensity is not fully known, the system reached Cuba as a tropical storm on September 3 and moved into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico on the 5th.
A general west-northwestward motion occurred over the Gulf accompanied by rapid intensification.
Although hurricane-force winds occurred over the Florida Keys and the central and south Texas coast, no reliable wind measurements are available from near the center.
A storm surge of up to 12 ft inundated Corpus Christi, Texas causing major damage to the coastal areas.
A ship moored near the Dry Tortugas measured a pressure of 27.37 inches as the center passed, and based on this, the storm is ranked as the third most intense to hit the United States. Of these, more than 500 were lost on ten ships that either sunk or were reported missing.
Damage in the United States was estimated at million.
For an interactive map of the Galveston Hurricane visit the NOAA Coastal Services Center.