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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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Ladd's house - close up
And on Adams Point

Adams Point, as you can see by the map,

is where the Warren River meets Narragansett Bay, and like the larger, Rumstick Point to the west, houses here took a beating. Hit especially severely was the Ladd's home at the end of the point, as this photograph and the next one show. These photographs were taken the day after the storm as I wandered about town, mostly along the beaches.

This wasn't the worst sight I saw. The worst is yet another of the missing photos in this collection. It was a large, red house at the end of Ferry Lane. Its location is marked on the map as "3." My brother reminds me that it apparenlty withstood the storm, but then as the tide went out - maybe even the next day - it broke in two. Just split right down the middle, its foundation apparently undermined by the advancing,then rapidly receding, waters.

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