“Beach Is Lashed By Terrific Sea” was the headline on the front page of the Ocean City Sentinel-Ledger on Sept. 9, 1932.
“Ocean City was emerging today from one of the most spectacular ocean storms seen here in years. Lashed by a 50-mile-an-hour wind blowing from the northwest, mountainous seas yesterday crashed onto the beach and over the boardwalk,” the article began.
The storm destroyed the Ocean City Beach Patrol’s 4th Street beach hospital, pictured on the beach in this 1930 postcard. Beach Patrol Captain Jack G. Jernee designed and built the structure in 1929, similar to the one he had built at 10th Street in 1928. The Anglers’ Club fishing pier and clubhouse at Park Place, pictured in this late 1920s postcard, was also destroyed during the storm.
On Wednesday, Sept, 12, 2012, Dan Skeldon, NBC40 chief meteorologist, will be the speaker at the Ocean City Historical Museum’s annual luncheon. Call 609-399-1801 for information.