Saturday, July 13, 2013

1933 Ocean City Hurricane

Back before they had names.

Ocean City Hurricane,1933 from Maryland Historical Society on Vimeo.
Two weeks ago, literally minutes before we published our Ocean City post, we made a serendipitous find. While working on an unrelated patron request we stumbled across a film entitled Ocean City Hurricane, 1933 in our rich a/v collection. Not only does this film contain great before and after footage of the storm, it also captures the creation of the inlet which ended up defining modern day Ocean City, only hours after it tore from the bay across the island. If you pay close attention you can see some of the very same structures captured in the Bodine photographs here, here and here we featured two weeks ago.
 Thanks to Wae Sah.

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