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>
And on Rumstick Point, the Hills felt the waves
My brother, Don, had a summer job with the town, and while I wandered around snapping pictures, he was clearing away fallen trees with a chain saw. But he remembers coming to the Hill's house at the end of Rumstick Point and seeing near the end of their driveway a large console television set, a sofa, and a comfortable chair - all arranged as if they were still in the living room. No one had put them there. This was the work of the waves. This picture is of the other side of Hill's house, the side that faced the bay and the full fury of the storm.