07 October 2013

• Long Island Express: The Great Hurricane of 1938


“It was nicknamed the Long Island Express, as its forward speed reached 70 mph!

”Its extreme forward speed enhanced wind force.

”Gusts in the Northeast section of the hurricane reached up to 200 mph— a catastrophic level.”

Read the full article at this link: Middletown-CT.patch.com

(My father owned a boatyard in the approximate location where Brewer Stratford Marina is today. The hurricane of ’38 put him out of business.)


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