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The bi-monthly magazine published by the Boston Edison Company for its employees. This issue is entirely devoted to the 1938 hurricane.

On the afternoon of Wednesday, September 21, 1938 New England was struck by the first hurricane in more than 100 years. It lasted from about 5 PM until 8 PM. Maynard was in chaotic conditioned unparalleled in history. Electric power was off,…

The hurricane moved ashore in Connecticut shortly after high tide on August 31, producing a storm surge of 10–15 ft and winds of over 115 mph. Widespread areas were left without power from eastern Connecticut to southern Massachusetts. Digital…