Remembering Great Hurricane of 1933

Eighty years ago, much of the Mid-Atlantic was recovering from the Great Hurricane of 1933, which struck Aug. 23, 1933. The storm caused widespread destruction and killed 13 people in Maryland, and the scars are visible today. One of the biggest is the Ocean City inlet, which was carved by the storm in 36 hours, connecting the ocean and Sinepuxent Bay. The inlet was made permanent by the Army Corps of Engineers through dredging and the construction of stone jetties on both sides. The Maryland Historical Society posted a sample of a film, "Ocean City Hurricane, 1933," on its blog in July that contains before-and-after footage of storm. Former Baltimore Sun reporter Frank Roylance wrote a piece on the 75th anniversary in 2008.

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