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NOAA Photo Library Image - wea02411

The seawall at Narragansett Pier, southern Rhode Island. In spite of its destruction, it appears that the seawall saved the seaside homes. The New England Hurricane of 1938. This storm traveled 600 miles in 12 hours, surprising southern New England and causing widespread destruction. In: The New England Hurricane, Federal Writers' Project of WPA, 1938.

Image ID: wea02411, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Location: Narragansett Pier, Rhode Island
Photo Date: 1938 September 22
Photographer: Archival Photography by Steve Nicklas, NOS, NGS

Category: Monsters/Hurricanes/Damage/

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