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Capt Arthur Small keeper of the Palmer's Island Light was also a great marine artist who's paintings were on display at the popular waterfront eatery. Capt Small's wife Mabel was killed the day before this photo was taken as she tried to save the keeper's life as he was being swept away in the tidal surge. Helen Radcliffe Collection https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=126153795 126153795 1938 Hurricane Personal Photos Motor yatchs tossed about at the Peirce-Kilburn Shipyard, Fairhaven. Helen Radcliffe Collection https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=126153796 126153796 1938 Hurricane Personal Photos Sunken vessels at Peirce - Kilburn Shipyard Fairhaven. Helen Radcliffe Collection https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=126153797 126153797 1938 Hurricane Personal Photos vessel left on top of pier at Peirce - Kilburn Shipyard, Fairhaven. Helen Radcliffe Collection https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=126153798 126153798 1938 Hurricane Personal Photos Debris at Peirce - Kilburn Shipyard. Fairhaven, Helen Radcliffe Collection https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=126153799 126153799 1938 Hurricane Personal Photos Washed out first floor of house near Acushnet Park in New Bedford's South End. Elsie May Silva Collection https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=126153800 126153800 1938 Hurricane Personal Photos The catboat "ECHO" hard aground on the Fairhaven High School front lawn. A result of the 13ft tidal surge from The '38 Hurricane. With the barrier in place, a scenario like this is unlikely. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=126153801 126153801 1938 Hurricane Personal Photos Toppled trees on the west side of Fairhaven High School. Elsie May Silva Collection https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=126153802 126153802 1938 Hurricane Personal Photos Mangled roller coasters at Acushnet Park in New Bedford's South End. Elsie May Silva Collection https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=126153803 126153803 1938 Hurricane Personal Photos The cruiser "DOTTY B" out of New Bedford rests in the middle of Route 6 on the Fairhaven side of the New Bedford - Fairhaven Bridge. The Bridge Diner can be seen to the left of the boats stern. Elsie May Silva Collection https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=126153804 126153804 1938 Hurricane Personal Photos "Where once stood The New Bedford Yacht Club" The 2.5 story building was completely demolished and smashed into splinters just south of the draw bridge. Elsie May Silva Collection https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=126153805 126153805 1938 Hurricane Personal Photos The remains of the New Bedford Yacht Club ended up across the street in the parking lot of the Trolley Barn Repair Shop Elsie May Silva Collection https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=126153808 126153808 1938 Hurricane Personal Photos Middle Street in Fairhaven looking north, The large house in background was 1 Bridge St rear. The other house to the left in background was actually on the Bridge St jetty. Elsie May Silva Collection https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=126153806 126153806 1938 Hurricane Personal Photos Thomas Kearns, a prominent New Bedford businessman owned the luxury yacht "Neelia" seen here washed ashore at Marine Park. A few years later, the vessel exploded and sank at the Union Wharf in Fairhaven after her bilges fumes ignited a blast during some electrical work on board. Elsie May Silva Collection https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=126153807 126153807 1938 Hurricane Personal Photos A large tree rests against a house at 148 Main St next door from Huttleston Apartments. Elsie May Silva Collection https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=126153809 126153809 1938 Hurricane Personal Photos The catboat "ECHO" hard aground on the Fairhaven High School front lawn. A result of the 13ft tidal surge from The '38 Hurricane. With the barrier in place, a scenario like this is unlikely. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=128295480 128295480