Today's the 75th anniversary of the Hurricane of 1938 smacking New England upside the head. And as you can see from Leslie Jones's photo, it pushed a sailboat or two onto the beach along Dorchester Bay - just like Hurricane Sandy did last year.
The Hurricane of '38 meant crushed cars in Cambridge:
And it brought down trees in the Public Garden:
As with Sandy, though, the real damage from the storm was to our south and west, in places like Rhode Island, Connecticut and western Massachusetts:
The hurricane was responsible for 564 deaths and at least 1,700 injuries in Southern New England. Damage to the fishing fleets in Southern New England was catastrophic. A total of 2,605 vessels were destroyed, with 3,369 damaged.
The 1938 Hurricane: A Wind To Shake The World (48 minutes):
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