Aptuxcet Trading Post 1635 Aptuxcet Trading Post The real Aptuxcet Trading Post was destroyed in the first recorded hurricane in 1635 when its roof was blown off. It was never repaired, but it was later replicated. Taken on 11 Nov 2007 by Lucy Gauthier at the Aptuxcet Trading Post.
Jarves Street at Cross Street 1944 Jarves at Cross Street -past Jarves at Cross Street -present The 1944 hurricane damaged many places on the Cape, including uprooting a tree on Jarves Street at Cross Street. Taken in 1944 courtesy of the Sandwich Archives at Jarves and Cross Street. Taken on 10 Nov 2007 by Lucy Gauthier at Jarves and Cross Street.
Jarves Street at Railroad 1944 Jarves Street and Railroad -past Jarves Street and Railroad -present The hurricane of 1944 also caused trees to be strewn across the railroad crossing on Jarves Street. Taken 10 Nov 2007 by Lucy Gauthier at the Railroad crossing on Jarves Street. Taken in 1944 courtesy of the Sandwich Archives at the Railroad crossing on Jarves Street.
Embroult House 1944 The Embroult House was an old house located on Jarves Street. The hurricane of 1944 sent a tree crashing into the roof. When I searched for this house and couldn’t find it, I came to the conclusion that it is no longer there. Taken in 1944 courtesy of the Sandwich Archives at the Embroult House.
Brown Jug (Main Street) 1944 The gale of 1944 devastated Main Street in Sandwich, as it is seen from this view of the Brown Jug where Camp Edwards troops (above) are attempting to clear the streets. Taken 10 Nov 2007 by Lucy Gauthier on Main Street in front of the Brown Jug. Taken in 1944 courtesy of the Sandwich Archives at Main Street in front of the Brown Jug.
Camp Edwards Soldiers Quarters + Front Portico 1944 Taken in 1944 courtesy of the Sandwich Archives at Camp Edwards in a soldier’s quarters (above) and of a front portico (right). Walls and all were ripped from buildings in the horrible 1944 hurricane.
Home on Jarves Street 1954 Taken in 1954 courtesy of the Sandwich Archives at a house on Jarves Street Nothing was safe from the storm of 1954. This mess is the remnants of a tree who collapsed in the hurricane.
Route 6A 1985 Taken in 1985 by Milton Moore on Route 6A in Sandwich. Telephone poles were tilted at awkward angles, presenting a hazard to trees, buildings, people, and cars.
Thornton Burgess Museum 1985 Taken in 1985 by Judy Koenig in front of the Thornton Burgess Museum. Taken on 10 Nov 2007 by Lucy Gauthier in front of the Thornton Burgess Museum. Hurricane Gloria in 1985 exposed the roots of the oldest tree in Sandwich to the public.
Sandwich Casino Taken in front of the Sandwich Casino before 1938 courtesy of Barbara Gill (top) and the Sandwich Archives (bottom). The Sandwich Casino was damaged, and since no one repaired it, it was later torn down for good. Taken by Lucy Gauthier on 10 Nov 2007.
Tupper Street at Main Street 1938 Taken in 1938 courtesy of the Sandwich Archives. Taken by Lucy Gauthier on 11 Nov 2007. A large tree fell down at the intersection of Tupper and Main Street in the storm of 1938.
St. John’s Church (Main St.) 1938 Taken by Lucy Gauthier on 10 Nov 2007. Taken in 1938 courtesy of the Sandwich Archives and printed on The Great Hurricane: 1938 . A massive tree wreaks havoc on Main Street in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church.
Canary Street 1938 A large elm tree barely missed this home on Canary Street when it fell in the great hurricane of 1938. Although I did try, I could not find this house on Canary Street. Taken in 1938 courtesy of the Sandwich Archives and printed on The Great Hurricane: 1938 .
Harvest Lane 2007 All of these images were taken by Lucy Gauthier at her home on Harvest Lane on 3 Nov 2007 at noontime. I was able to experience Noel even from my front yard. The wind whipped through the trees and brought down branches and leaves.
Highfield Drive 2007 Both these images were taken by Lucy Gauthier on 3 Nov 2007 at 2:15 pm on Highfield Drive. As shown in these pictures of a house just down the road from my own, trees were falling and the roads were hazardous.
Sandy Neck 2007 Both these images were taken by Lucy Gauthier on 3 Nov 2007 around 2:30 pm at Sandy Neck Beach. Huge waves crashed against the shore—even at low tide! Noel also proved to be hard to stand and face.
Hemi-Sphere Parking Lot 2007 Taken by Lucy Gauthier on 3 Nov 2007 around 2:45 pm at the Hemi-Sphere parking lot. Here is a shot of the open ocean, where the white caps and waves are as clear as they get against the dreary gray sky.
Boardwalk 2007 Both of these pictures were taken by Lucy Gauthier on 3 Nov 2007 at the Boardwalk. At low tide, the water was swirling violently around the Boardwalk, but it wasn’t until high tide that the Boardwalk was completely submerged in water.
All of these images were taken by Lucy Gauthier on 3 Nov 2007 at the Sandwich Marina (top left), Route 6A (bottom left) and in her car (bottom right).
Top left – signs were knocked over in the winds of Noel.
Bottom left – this tree was cracked right through to its roots.
The ocean coated everything with a blanket of salt.
Evacuation Route Both of these images were taken by Lucy Gauthier on 11 Nov 2007 on Chase Road. The second image (right) was a manipulation of the first photo, done by Lucy Gauthier. The Evacuation Route signs, strategically placed around the Cape, point towards the way to exit the Cape in case of an emergency, such as a hurricane.
Route 6A Both of these images were taken by Lucy Gauthier on 10 Nov 2007 on Route 6A behind the Fire/Police Station. The areas pictured are a part of the 100 year floodplain. Can you imagine looking at this same place after a hurricane and seeing nothing but water? That day might not be far off.
Scorton Creek Both these images were taken by Lucy Gauthier on 10 Nov 2007 at Scorton Creek. Sandwich would face major problems if a strong hurricane hit. Scorton Neck could easily turn into Scorton Island. The areas pictured could be flooded with water.
Scusset Beach Taken by Lucy Gauthier on 10 Nov 2007 at Scusset Beach. Scusset Beach is one of the critical facilities in case of emergency, according to the Sandwich Department of Planning.
Bourne & Sagamore Bridges All of these images were taken by Lucy Gauthier on 11 Nov 2007 at the Bourne Baseball Field of the Bourne Bridge (top left) and on the Sagamore Bridge (bottom left and right). These bridges will be closed with 75 mile an hour sustained winds. Clearly, that would create an evacuation problem for Cape Cod.