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Hurricane of 1938 | The Wind That Shook the World

Hurricane of 1938 | The Wind That Shook the World
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A lot of curious stories, Stan points out, came out of the Great Hurricane. Dogs were found alive in closets of shattered houses. A table set with china survived perfectly intact as the house came apart around it. Two babies survived by floating on a door. A man caught a two-pound river trout on Main Street with his bare hands. “Everyone who survived it has a peculiar singular memory he or she may wish to finally remember it by,” Stan says.His own goes like this: Not long after his mother and brother were buried, he found the remains of his ’29 Essex out at the beach. All that was left of his dream car was a chassis, a battery, four tires, and two unbroken headlights.

He looked at it a while, then picked up a piece of driftwood, he says, and knocked out the headlights.

Read more:New England Numbers: Hurricane of ’38

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One Response to Hurricane of 1938 | The Wind That Shook the World

  1. Yoma Hitchcock October 12, 2014 at 1:12 pm #

    I was only a year and a half when the 1938 hurricane hit. The hurricane did a lot of damage on Cape Cod in the Buzzards Bay area.

    I enjoyed reading this well written article about the hurricane.

    I do enjoy reading all the Yankee stories. The stories are living history of New England.

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