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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

1955: HURRICAN DIANE FROM THE CAMERA OF MR. HENRY GUEAR

How well I remember that hurricane! I was going to the Signal School at Fort Devens Massachusetts.in 1955. Against the more mature judgment of our buddies in the barracks,  I and two of my army friends decided to  drive south to Jersey on a 2 day pass.We traveled from Fort Devens, Massachusetts, down the old Boston Post Road and into New York and New Jersey through torrential downpours, high winds. The vacuum windshield wipers on that old 1941 Chevy that hesitated more times than they wiped and driving was a challenge. In retrospect these 60-plus years later, I find it incredible that we were so daring and care free. We were playing a dangerous game, but such was the carefree devil may care attitude of  my youth.

Blogger Ralph Lucarella said...
HI TOM....THAT WAS THE YEAR WE HAD THE GRAND OPENING OF THE HAMILTON BOWLING LANES ON ROUTE 33 AND I RECALL THE PROBLEMS WE HAD WITH OUR PARKING LOT. IT ALL WORKED OUT LATER ON WITH THE HELP OF PETE TUZZOLO AND OTHERS. BEST REGARDS,
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Anonymous Sally Logan Gilman said...
Hi Tom: I remember watching the flooded Delaware from behind Jr. 3 -- Carteret was just across W. State Street. It was quite a sight but luckily, our home was high and dry. Regards--
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Blogger SJBill said...
This pic was taken by the old Assunpink Creek Bridge. Just a bit downriver was the New York Airways Heliport. I was there as a 9 year old just after the floodwaters receded - just walked on down or rode my bike. Sections of the big retaining wall were washed out. Stacy Park was littered with traash, stinking catfish and suckers. The waters made it up past S. Warren and onto S. Broad and Front St. by Dunham's Department Store and the Rexall Drug Store. There was mud everywhere. During that storm, the Yardley Bridge washed away and the old red-brick Trenton Water Works was hard hit.
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Ralph Lucarella said...

HI TOM....THAT WAS THE YEAR WE HAD THE GRAND OPENING OF THE HAMILTON BOWLING LANES ON ROUTE 33 AND I RECALL THE PROBLEMS WE HAD WITH OUR PARKING LOT. IT ALL WORKED OUT LATTER ON WITH THE HELP OF PETE TUZZOLO AND OTHERS. BEST REGARDS,

Sally Logan Gilman said...

Hi Tom: I remember watching the flooded Delaware from behind Jr. 3 -- Carteret was just across W. State Street. It was quite a sight but luckily, our home was high and dry. Regards--

SJBill said...

This pic was taken by the old Assunpink Creek Bridge. Just a bit downriver was the New York Airways Heliport.

I was there as a 9 year old just after the floodwaters receded - just walked on down or rode my bike. Sections of the big retaining wall were washed out. Stacy Park was littered with traash, stinking catfish and suckers.

The waters made it up past S. Warren and onto S. Broad and Front St. by Dunham's Department Store and the Rexall Drug Store. IIRC, there was mud everywhere.

During that storm, the Yardley Bridge washed away and the old red-brick Trenton Water Works was hard hit.

Ron Bound said...

My brother and I walked from our place on Redfern St, back to our old neighborhood on Franklin St, during the storm. Was standing on buddies porch and heard a roar. One of us jumped onto neighbor's covered porch, the other jumped into buddies house. And most of the redbrick chimney, with the antenna still attached was on the stoop where we were just standing. We should have stayed home, that's for sure.