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USS Sable (IX-81). The Sable was a training ship of the United States Navy during World War II. She was stationed on the Great Lakes and her home port was Chicago, IL. She was used for advanced training for naval aviators in carrier takeoffs and landings. One aviator that trained upon the Sable was future President George H. W. Bush.
The Great Blizzard of 1888 was one of the most severe recorded blizzards in the history of the United States. Snowfalls of 40-50 inches fell in parts of New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut, and sustained winds of more than 45 miles per hour produced snowdrifts in excess of 50 feet. Railroads were shut down and people were confined to their houses for up to a week.