Remembering The March Storm of ’62

It’s been fifty years since the March Storm of ’62 left its permanent impression upon our peninsula, our psyche, and our photo albums. Here are a few shots that I managed to gather with my humble Kodak Brownie right after the storm.  I only just found them this week while looking for something else.

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All That’s Left Of Indian River Yacht Club

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Another Photo Of The Missing Yacht Club

 

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More Damage Along Indian River

 

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Location Unknown 1

 

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Location Unknown 2

 

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Location Unknown 3

 

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Location Unknown 4

 

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Location Unknown 5

 

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Location Unknown 6

 

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Storm Recovery – Bethany Beach

 

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Rehoboth Avenue At Boardwalk

 

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Atlantic Sands – Rehoboth Beach

 

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Atlantic Sands Hotel – Rehoboth Beach

 

Atwood Timmons took some shots of the water level at various stages of the storm, in Cubalo Park. I’ve tried to alter the effects of time on the now red-tinted Ecktachrome slides, with mixed results.

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Cubalo was really flooded with this storm!

 

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March ’62 Storm blows sign over a mile.

 

Hard to believe, but that sign blew in from Bob’s Diner which used to be where the gas station is now at US 113 and Delaware 20, and landed at the river’s edge, in Cubalo!

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Looking North Toward Jersey Road From Cubalo

 

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High Water Line At Cubalo Park After Storm

Although the water is receding, it is still high and you can see the extent of it by the debris line in the foreground.

 

Thank Heaven this March has been quiet!