Great Atlantic Storm of 1962 Videos

Crest resident films storm's destruction

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 08, 2012 12:04 pm

Tom Benner shot 8mm video during the March 1962 storm in Wildwood Crest. After the storm passed, he traveled through the borough and filmed the destruction of landmarks like the Crest fishing pier, the life guard station houses along Sunset Lake and motels along the beach. Benner also shows the destruction of homes in Cape May and West Wildwood.

 

Scenes from Brigantine, Atlantic City, Storm of 1962

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, March 06, 2012 11:51 am

These scenes are from 8mm movie film shot by my father, Raymond Smith, during and after the March 1962 storm. The pictures are mostly of Brigantine, where we lived on 27th Street. There are some parts that show Maine Avenue and Gardner's Basin in Atlantic City. My father wouldn't leave the island, so we were in Brigantine throughout the storm. The water from the ocean and bay met right in front of our house on 27th Street at its peak. We had some water in the house, but were lucky that 27th Street is one of the higher parts of the island.  Bill Smith, Egg Harbor Township

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