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Hurricane of ’38 a day late.

While searching for info, I found this link on the Hurricane of ’38 which really sums up  the day.

Here are some old photos of the Providence, RI area that I have donated to NOAA.

With the predictions about the oceans rising and the contested climate change, I believe that we will be seeing more great hurricanes in our lifetime.

Boat Yards at Port of Providence, Coolest Photo of building, taken the day after the hurricane. High resolution reprint available for $20

Boat Yards at Port of Providence, Coolest Photo of building, taken the day after the hurricane. High resolution reprint available for $20

 

Barber shop of the Grosvenor Building with barber chairs reflected in the remnants of storm surge waters. New England Hurricane of 1938. Rhode Island, Providence

Barber shop of the Grosvenor Building with barber chairs reflected in the remnants of storm surge waters. New England Hurricane of 1938. Rhode Island, Providence

 

 

Houses with foundations eroded near East Providnece, RI.

Houses with foundations eroded near East Providence, RI.

 

HURRICANE OF 1938, FOREGROUND DESTRUCTION, BRIDGE, CRANE, PROVIDENCE,RI.

HURRICANE OF 1938, FOREGROUND DESTRUCTION, BRIDGE, CRANE, PROVIDENCE,RI.

 

BOATS PUSHED UP ONTO ROAD FROM STORM SURGE, PAWTUCKET AREA, RI, HURRICANE OF 1938.

BOATS PUSHED UP ONTO ROAD FROM STORM SURGE, PAWTUCKET AREA, RI, HURRICANE OF 1938.

 

General destruction in the upper harbor, Providence, RI. Workboat floated up on land by storm surge. New England Hurricane of 1938.

General destruction in the upper harbor, Providence, RI. Workboat floated up on land by storm surge. New England Hurricane of 1938.

 

Harbor area destroyed by storm surge. New England Hurricane of 1938. Rhode Island, Pawtuxet Village 1938 September 22!

Harbor area destroyed by storm surge. New England Hurricane of 1938. Rhode Island, Pawtuxet Village 1938 September 22!

 

GASPEE TUG DAMAGED IN PROVIDENCE HARBOR, PROVIDENCE, RI, SEPTEMBER 22, 1938.

GASPEE TUG DAMAGED IN PROVIDENCE HARBOR, PROVIDENCE, RI, SEPTEMBER 22, 1938.

 

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The Modern Grain Company building at India Point in the upper reaches of Narragansett Bay was destroyed by the storm surge. New England Hurricane of 1938.Providence, Rhode Island.

The Modern Grain Company building at India Point in the upper reaches of Narragansett Bay was destroyed by the storm surge. New England Hurricane of 1938.Providence, Rhode Island.

Walking down Ship Street after the waters receded. Men have their trousers rolled up to navigate areas of standing water. New England Hurricane of 1938. Providnece, Rhode Island,  September 22, 1938.

Walking down Ship Street after the waters receded. Men have their trousers rolled up to navigate areas of standing water. New England Hurricane of 1938. Providence, Rhode Island, September 22, 1938.

HURRICANE, DOCK, PAINTING SHACK

 

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Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane of 1938

 

GASPEE TUG DAMAGED IN PROVIDENCE HARBOR, PROVIDENCE, RI, SEPTEMBER 22, 1938.

Barber shop of the Grosvenor Building with barber chairs reflected in the remnants of storm surge waters. New England Hurricane of 1938. Rhode Island, Providence

Massive destruction around Providence, RI harbor.

 

Houses with foundations eroded near East Providence, RI.

 

 

TRAIN OFF IT’S RAILS, PROVIDENCE, RI, HURRICANE OF ’38.

 

The Modern Grain Company building at India Point in the upper reaches of Narragansett Bay was destroyed by the storm surge. New England Hurricane of 1938.Providence, Rhode Island.

 

BOATS PUSHED UP ONTO ROAD FROM STORM SURGE, PAWTUCKET AREA, RI, HURRICANE OF 1938.

 

General destruction in the upper harbor, Providence, RI. Workboat floated up on land by storm surge. New England Hurricane of 1938.

 

Harbor area destroyed by storm surge. New England Hurricane of 1938. Rhode Island, Pawtuxet Village 1938 September 22!

 

Chimney Blown Off House on Providence, RI.

 

Walking down Ship Street after the waters receded. Men have their trousers rolled up to navigate areas of standing water. New England Hurricane of 1938. Providence, Rhode Island, September 22, 1938.

 

The tug Monhegan left high and dry by storm surge. New England Hurricane of 1938. Rhode Island, Providence 1938 September 22.

 

I sell high resolution photos of these images for $20.00 each.

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If you prefer I can send a CD of all these images for $75.00 for you to reprint.

Please contact me at susanmedyn@cox.net 

 

 

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