Shinnecock Inlet. June 30, 1938.

June 30, 1938. This photograph was taken before the Great New England Hurricane of 21 September 1938 cut Shinnecock Inlet. During the storm, the barrier breached where a channel crossed from the bay to the road. Another identifier of the future inlet's location is the left-right jog in the road, which disappeared when the storm washed away this part of the barrier. The channel may be a remnant of an inlet that was dug by the Shinnecock and Peconic Canal Company in 1896. This image is part of a mosaic prepared by the Beach Erosion Board, the predecessor organization of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Coastal Engineering Research Center.

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