Special Event to Commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the 1938 Hurricane

| September 7, 2018 | 2 Replies

On Friday, September 21st, Blue Hill Observatory will hold a full day of events to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the 1938 Hurricane. All daytime events are open to the public. The evening lecture is free for Observatory Members, non-members must purchase tickets at $10 each.

11 AM – Observations will be recreated using the original nephroscope which helped BHO Director Dr. Charles Brooks forecast that the hurricane would strike later that day and warned officials at Harvard University

Noon – Staff available to talk to the media about the 186 mph wind measured later in the day during the 1938 Hurricane at the Observatory

2 PM – Lecture on the 1938 Hurricane by Dr William E Minsinger who authored the book The 1938 Hurricane – an Historical and Pictorial Summary in 1988.

4-6:45 PM – the timeline of weather events at the Observatory reviewed as they occurred in 1938. Staff available to the media for live interviews

7PM – Lecture on the 1938 Hurricane repeated free for BHO members. Non-members must purchase tickets at $10. each. Location – Fuller Village, Milton. Tickets available on the Blue Hill website- www.bluehill.org








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  1. Peter J. O'Toole says:

    Re: 1938 Hurricane photo from 9/7/18 Charles Orloff article.


    I am assisting a friend to publish his book of family memoirs, which includes a story about the 1938 Hurricane. We would like to use the photo featured in this captioned article. Can you provide a copy of this image and permission to use it on an inside page of this book?

    Kind regards,

    Peter O’Toole

    • Mike Iacono says:

      Thank you for your question, Peter, about the photograph that accompanies this post. We do not know the source of that image, and unfortunately we do not have a high-resolution version of the picture. We do believe it is in the public domain, however. Perhaps you can search on-line for more information about it.

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