2004-07-16 / Community

Scenes From A 1972 Hurricane

Scenes From A 1972 Hurricane


Remember the hurricanes of the 1960’s and 1970’s? Many of them were destructive, all of them were problems for Rockaway. Shaun Doherty, an old Rockaway hand who now lives in Fort Meyers, Florida, found these old photographs among his belongings. He says that they were taken on the beachfront at Beach 91 Street. Pictured, the hurricane drove the waves that nearly took down the boardwalk.Remember the hurricanes of the 1960’s and 1970’s? Many of them were destructive, all of them were problems for Rockaway. Shaun Doherty, an old Rockaway hand who now lives in Fort Meyers, Florida, found these old photographs among his belongings. He says that they were taken on the beachfront at Beach 91 Street. Pictured, the hurricane drove the waves that nearly took down the boardwalk.
The bucolic scene the day after the hurricane swept by.The bucolic scene the day after the hurricane swept by.

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