Last week’s flash flood on Broadway was bad. But not unprecedented.
Municipal Clerk Richard Cuttrell found this newspaper photo on the Internet. It is from 1952 and shows people canoeing at the intersection of Broadway and Beach Avenue.
Since the eastern end of Broadway is the lowest-lying part of town, that’s where a huge proportion of Ocean Grove’s rain water flows. In fact, much of that area used to be part of Fletcher Lake.
– Charles Layton