Sunday, October 4, 2015

New England Hurricane September, 1938

The flooding of the Connecticut River at the Holyoke/Chicopee line in the wake of the hurricane that hit the area on September 21. 1938. 

 Looking west towards Holyoke from the B&M Railroad bridge showing flooding water almost level with the Willimansett Bridge.

This photo taken from the Willimansett side of the Connecticut River showing water level at the B&M Railroad bridge. Notice the the coal cars on the bridge, probably there to help break the strong current if water was to rise that high.

Another view looking west toward the National Blank Book showing the power of the flooding waters. Notice the waves crashing into the railroad bridge.

This photo taken at the eastern end of the B&M Railroad bridge near Willimansett looking southwest towards the Willimansett Bridge. (photos courtesy of the Seminole Bailey Archive)

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