Remembering Hurricane Carol
Did you witness Hurricane Carol in 1954? Tell me about it! And if you have a picture you're willing to share, that's all the better. I'd love to hear from you and I'll add what you have to say to our "Your Views" page. So if you have something to share, please:
Send me email, Greg Stone
This was a real nice shock - the Providence Journal called for what I assumed was a few paragraphs in a general story about Hurricane Carol. Instead it turned out to be a story devoted to this Web site and it ran on Page 1 on the 50th anniversary of the Hurricane.
They did an excellent job and the result was a real surge of hits on the Web site and many new stories from people about their own experiences. (What I like most about this was I didn't promote the Web site to them - they discovered the web site on their own and contacted me. )if you have a problem getting to it, try here.
In 1954 I was 13 and the most exciting thing to happen was Hurricane Carol. I took pictures during the storm and after the storm, made them into sets, and sold them to neighbors. Here are the pictures and my memories along with those of family and friends. Greg Stone 1>
Railroad bridge shows the impact of surging water
Was it the surge - or the water rushing out? In any event, the railroad bridge (now part of a bike path) just north of the Barrington Bridge showed a lot of washed out pilings. Notice the spacing between the pilings on the left? The whole bridge was like that before the storm. But I suspect this picture was taken in late afternoon, yet you can see that even then the tide was running unusually fast. So it's hard to say whether the damage was done by the tide coming in, or the tide going out - or more likely both. This picture was taken from the Barrington Bridge looking north.