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Reader Photos; The Hurricane of 1938

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Photo from the West Mystic area. Courtesy of the Greene and Korpi families.

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Photo from the West Mystic area. Courtesy of the Greene and Korpi families.

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The Civilian Conservation Corps was called in to help remove the thousands of fallen trees in southeastern Connecticut. This photo was taken by Carolyn Macdonald. Courtesy of Jim Condon.

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This cottage at the Strand in Waterford was tipped onto the beach by the hurricane. It was later moved back to firmer ground and still stands on Westcott Road. Courtesy of Jean Chappell.

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Trees were toppled by the thousands in the hurricane, as in this photo taken by Marian B. Kuehne of Waterford. Courtesy of Cheryl L. Brown.

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The hurricane's storm surge destroyed many boats and left others high and dry, often far from the water. This photo was taken by Carolyn Macdonald. Courtesy of Jim Condon.

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City Pier in New London was a wasteland of half-sunken boats and scattered lumber. This photo was taken by Marian B. Kuehne of Waterford. Courtesy of Cheryl L. Brown.

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Many cars were destroyed by falling trees. This photo was taken by Carolyn Macdonald. Courtesy of Jim Condon.

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Photo from the West Mystic area. Courtesy of the Greene and Korpi families.

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Photo from the West Mystic area. Courtesy of the Greene and Korpi families.

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Photo from the West Mystic area. Courtesy of the Greene and Korpi families.

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Photo from the West Mystic area. Courtesy of the Greene and Korpi families.

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Photo from the West Mystic area. Courtesy of the Greene and Korpi families.

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Photo from the West Mystic area. Courtesy of the Greene and Korpi families.

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Photo from the West Mystic area. Courtesy of the Greene and Korpi families.