Posts Tagged:1938 hurricane

Throwback Thursday — The Big One

Throwback Thursday — The Big One

“Mrs. Gunnar Strandberg, whose husband was employed at the Willard restaurant, was helping him put boards over the restaurant windows when the storm struck. Unable to get back to her house in the village until the hurricane abated, she was greatly concerned for the safety of her two-year-old infant, who was alone there.” “As soon… Read more »

Throwback Thursday- Christmas Card

John Gordon was a “Student Pastor” when he came to Montauk in 1936.  He appears to have held that designation for about a year, until some time in 1937 when his name appeared in the “Churches” column of the East Hampton Star without the designation “Student.”  The peaceful scene of cozy domesticity that emanates from… Read more »

Throwback Thursday- Ira M. Lewis

Ira M. Lewis was a Coast Guard chief who was in charge of the Montauk Lighthouse from February 1957 to August 1959.  Chief Boatswain’s Mate (BMC) Lewis, who grew up in a “waterman” family on the east coast of North Carolina, was an accomplished swimmer and boatman, who became a Surfman at the age of… Read more »