Hurricane Carol 1954
Exhibition of images at the Westport Free Public Library
Climate extremes have been a daily topic this year. We will look back at the impact of hurricanes on Westport by marking the 70th anniversary of Hurricane Carol with a special exhibition in February/March at the Westport Library. This exhibition will feature images from the collection of the Westport Historical Society, highlighting dramatic rescues and experiences of those living along the shoreline at East Beach, the Point and Westport Harbor and tracing the impact of Hurricane Carol on the decision to create Horseneck Beach State Reservation.
J. Roger Sisson
Paul Denadel and Sheila Denadel
Lynn and Sue Carter
Gooseberry after Hurricane Carol showing views of Quonset huts and causeway, filmed by Leo Benjamin
Surviving the hurricane: Bill Tripp, Jimmy and Howie Gifford talk about being stuck on a sand dune during the Hurricane of ’54 at Tripps Boatyard in Westport Massachusetts . How did they survive? Interview and filming by Merri Cyr and Mark Walker.