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Archive photos from the Great New England Hurricane of 1938

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This September 1938 photo provided by the Boston Public Library shows a damaged ferry boat sitting in shallow water in Providence, R.I., following the deadly hurricane of 1938 that hit the Northeast. It's been nearly 73 years since the Great New England Hurricane of 1938 — one of the most powerful, destructive storms ever to hit southern New England, as another massive storm bears down.

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This Sep. 21, 1938 photo shows the Strandway in South Boston with 100-mile-an-hour hurricane winds which struck New England hard. It's been nearly 73 years since the Great New England Hurricane of 1938 — one of the most powerful, destructive storms ever to hit southern New England, as another massive storm bears down.

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This 1938 photo provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Dept. of Commerce shows the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries building on the south side of Main Street in Woods Hole, Mass., during the Hurricane of 1938. It's been nearly 73 years since the Great New England Hurricane of 1938 — one of the most powerful, destructive storms ever to hit southern New England, as another massive storm bears down.

 

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