The Long Blue Line: The Great New England Hurricane of 1938

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“I know what you’re thinking. The three of us will probably die trying to save one guy who will die also. Get in the boat—we have a job to do!” – Warrant Boatswain Alston Wilson, Great New England Hurricane

Hitting the New England coast 85 years ago, the Great New England Hurricane was one of the most destructive […]

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