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Remembering Hurricane Carol

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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. )

You can read the Journal story here.

or 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. Greg and catI 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


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Loki-loki sunk at Yacht Club
A reversal of sorts for the Loki-Loki

I remember the Loki-Loki as a beautiful little sloop, but I know nothing more about it and this picture confuses me. First, in the original set it was printed in reverse. I had trouble figuring out the background, so I flipped it on the computer and the background now makes sense. But I'm also confused as to when it was taken - I have some vague memory it was a few days after the storm and I was surprised it was still there. In any event, there's no sign of the other boat in the previous picture. But if you look closely at that previous picture, you will see what looks like the Loki-Loki's broken mast near the stern of the boat. So assume this picture is at least one day after the storm, if not several. If someone knows who owned the Loki-Loki they may just be able to blow this picture up enough to make out the two people who are onboard obviously trying to salvage it.

The Providence Journal said at least 2,000 small boats were either lost or damaged throughout the state in this storm. They're counting skiffs as well, but it seems like a reasonable estimate - perhaps even a bit low.

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