National Geographic : 1939 Apr
532 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Photograph by Willard R. Culver THE HURRICANE SCOOPED THE BOTTOM RIGHT OUT OF A POND These chunks of silt and humus, four or five feet thick, formed the floor of Halsey Pond, behind the sand dunes near Southampton, Long Island. Giant waves broke through the dunes and dug out about three acres of spongy muck, depositing it upon the lawn on the pond's shore. Photograph from International News SCHOOL'S OUT-IN THE OPEN! The walls and roof of this school building in Milford, Connecticut, were blown away by the hurricane. Only the desks and chairs, securely fastened to the floor, remained in place. Classes were over for the day when the storm struck, so no children were injured.