Re: BV History Trivia
Posted by Aunt Bea on 2/17/2021, 11:57 am, in reply to "BV History Trivia"
Last Canal freeze was Christmas-New Year 1983-'84. On Christmas eve temperature started dropping, I left for Lafayette late afternoon and was in 20's when I got there. Stayed below freezing all of xmas. I returned to BV on New Year eve. No problem till I got to High Island on Hwy 84; start down the hill to the beach and the truck does a couple of loops on the iced over hwy.; 87 iced over all the way to the ferry. I drove all the way with right side wheels on the dirt solder. Lucky the ferry was operating and I got across, streets in Galveston and causeway were sanded but totally empty of cars, was only vehicle on the causeway. Back in Bayou vista after midnight; had power and water for about an hour, now sleeting outside, lost power. Morning the canal was iced over bank to bank; I think mostly sleet but ice still bank to bank. Lots of dead trout when it melted. |