Could everyone write one simple essay about something that once happened in Saltaire…that they saw or were a part of…and put it on one big website? Somebody should collect a lot of stories before we all forget. Otherwise it is like a line in “On The Beach” : The history of the war that now would never be written.” -(JO'H)

Friday, October 26, 2012

Hurricane of 1938 Pictures from contemporary Trustee Joseph Lynch

We are not sure exactly where on the bayfront the first picture depicts. It does not seem to be in the Boat basin by the main dock, as are most of the other surviving pictures of wreckage in the Bay. It shows a couple of houses
Any Ideas?

click to enlarge any picture. All pictures courtesy Larry Lynch unless otherwise noted

This is the boat basin with the dock on the right. Click and look closely in the back and you can see the name on the prow of the "Saltaire" ferry boat.

This Bottom Pictue is from Newsday, tracked down by Justin Zizes Jr.


Donnica said...

Interesting to know.

Mik in Montague said...

My dad donated the 18 1/2" x 15" aerial photo from the Long Island News taken the day after the hurricane. I believe it's hanging in the Town Hall, or maybe in storage. Quite an amazing photo. You can literally see the break-line where the wave damage stopped. My house (Muller, 114 Marine) twisted 45 degrees, falling to the ground. In the book the house was rated as "salvageable." I have a copy of the photo here and can email a digital photo of it to anyone who wants.