The following pictures were taken in Jamestown on the day category 3 Hurricane Carol hit Rhode Island, August 31, 1954. After the hurricane passed the sun came out and we walked into town. These pictures were taken along East Shore Road, Route 138, and in town at the ferry dock by my father.
|No, it's not a dead-end street. This cottage was pushed to the middle of East Shore Road by the waves. Note the chimney.||Another cottage swept across the road. Although there are still wires on the poles, there was no telephone or electric service.||The house in this picture, near Taylor Point, is also visible on the left in the first picture. Both of these were restored.|
|The ferry terminal and two of the three ferries, the Hammonton and Wildwood, (which weren't damaged). The ferry office (the hanging roof) was restored.||Only a few hours after the storm had passed, but work had begun clearing the debris and repairing the dock. That's Navy ship #31 at anchor.||That's the Hammonton in this and the previous picture. The ferries were taking foot passengers via the one slip. This was the only way to get to Newport.|
|Left: Across the road from the sailboat is the entrance to Shorby Hill.
Right: Tiverton, RI (purchased on eBay)
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