Destruction of the
Village of Menemsha
in the 1938 Hurricane

(Original annotated photos donated by W. H. Renear.)

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"Menemsha - The posts are where the wharf was to which the boats came in and where all the huts were, and a high hill of land."

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"Carl Reed's store, the last building standing. Just below this is water. Formerly below this store was a garage, then Butler's store, a roadway and then Ernest Mayhew's hut where we bought lobsters and the wharf. All gone."

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"The Menemsha - Gay Head bridge was washed away and land with it. The people are on the Gay Head side. You can see where the telephone poles were once on the road."

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"Another view of the missing bridge between Gay Head and Menemsha. The telephone pole is on the Gay Head side."


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