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The Great Hurricane of 1938, beekeeping, art and other musings on life on the shore.

It’s that time of year again and Hurricane Jose has sent us high winds and surf. The beehives are battened down and the bees are kicking the drones out.

What an adventure. We started with two hives in mid April and we now have four. Thanks to artist Judy Scanlon Melanson we ended up with a fourth hive. Judy visited us for open studios and  asked why the bees were hanging out in the tree. We raced out of open studios leaving our guests with a friend and quickly captured the swarm.

If you click on the link you can watch a short video of our swarm retrieval.

Swarm retrieval

And now to some Hurricane of 1938 photos, art and life on the Rhode Island coast.

Hurricane of ’38, Providence, RI  Boatyard

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. Rhode Island, Providence 1938 September 22

 

HURRICANE OF ’38, FOREGROUND WRECKAGE, BRIDGE, PROVIDENCE, RI

 

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

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

 

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

 

My hurricane photos have been used in several articles. I found these in a quirky antique shop.

Here is one photo being used in  Smithsonian Magazine.

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/the-great-new-england-hurricane-of-1938-62061578/

And there are a series of my acquired photos in this article:

http://www.wcvb.com/article/photos-remembering-the-great-hurricane-of-38/8115867

I continue to paint  on Aquabord  and watercolor paper.

My newest work is The Sleep of Dreams and is available for the special first day of Autumn price $500 including shipping.

This painting is 12″ x 9″ and framed in a wood frame. To purchase click on the PayPal button at the bottom of the page or contact me at susanmedyn(at)cox.net.

I also have another new painting which is hanging above  David Formanek’s latest sculptures.

Beeing

14″ x 11″   $700

Framed in a wood frame.

To purchase contact me at susanmedyn(at)cox.net

Here you can see some of the work we displayed for South Coast Artists Open Studio Tours this summer. We thank all our collectors and visitors for coming out and seeing our art.

 

Stay tuned for more adventures of our coastal Rhode Island life and art. Soon I will be posting my foray into honey elixirs.

 

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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.

Please email which prints you are interested in.

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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