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Screenshot from JOH.

Screenshot from JOH.  Fishing clubhouse disappears into the deluge.

1992 nor'easter along the east coast. National Weather Service depiction.

1992 nor’easter along the east coast. National Weather Service depiction.

JOH of Ocean Grove sent us a video link showing the fishing pier coming down during the 1992 nor’easter—-see below:

It is good to remember important events in our town’s history, because we all can learn from history and it gives us the opportunity to talk about the OG fishing pier  (currently the non-fishing pier as its remnant remains land bound on the OG beach.   See comments linked below) —–Paul Goldfinger, editor @Blogfinger December, 2015.

News story from Newswork:

An intense nor’easter struck New Jersey 23 years ago today, generating some of the worst damage since the Ash Wednesday storm of 1962

Dubbed “The Great Nor’easter” by the National Weather Service, the storm, which forced the evacuation in at least 20 Jersey Shore municipalities, destroyed sections of the Bradley Beach and Belmar boardwalks and swept away a significant chunk of the Ocean Grove fishing pier, according to a New York Times report.

As the storm surge peaked and wind gusts increased during the morning hours, small private boats were called to rescue some from houses along the Manasquan River, as drawbridges ceased to function due to power outages and Coast Guard boats could not access the area, the report said.

According to the report, some residents in low-lying areas in Monmouth, Ocean, and Atlantic counties were evacuated by police boats and National Guard trucks.

The  National Weather Service found that the storm “resulted in unprecedented flooding and coastal erosion, which may have permanently changed the coastline.”

The flooding lasted for days. The National Weather Service report stated that the hardest hit coastal areas included Union Beach, Atlantic Highlands, Sea Bright, Monmouth Beach, Sea Girt, Long Beach Island, and Longport.

“As a result of the full moon on December 9 and an unusually long storm duration that affected several tide cycles, the resulting tide caused the most severe flooding along the New Jersey coast in nearly 30 years,” a U.S. Geological Survey study found.

In Union Beach, 300 cars were destroyed by sea water and 690 houses were damaged, according to the National Weather Service report.

The highest wind gusts of the storm was recorded in Cape May, peaking at 80 miles per hour. The storm killed two in New Jersey, damaged 3,200 homes, and caused $750 million (1992 dollars) in damage.

Portions of the state were declared a federal disaster area.

 

SURVIVOR  “The Eye of the Tiger.”

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Ocean Grove boardwalk. Oct. 30, 2012n8:00 am. Paul Goldfinger photo

Ocean Grove boardwalk. Oct. 30, 2012.  8:00 am. Paul Goldfinger photo  ©  Click to enlarge.


Great Auditorium roof was damaged, fore and aft. It still awaits a permanent fix. Oct. 30, 2012. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Great Auditorium roof was damaged, fore and aft. It still awaits a permanent fix. Oct. 30, 2012. Paul Goldfinger photo ©


Sandy Ocean Grove. by Bob Bowné. October 30, 2012 ©

Sandy Ocean Grove. by Bob Bowné. October 30, 2012 ©

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor  @Blogfinger

What do you remember?  My  house shook, but had no significant  damage or flooding.  I recall the sights when we went down to the beachfront on the morning of October 30, 2012.  People hesitatingly came down to see.  We had seen the horrible images of places like Mantoloking on television, so we knew that we were lucky—lucky to not live on a barrier island.

Ocean Grove has some low areas, such as the southeast precinct  where flooding occured, but much of the rest of the town had enough elevation to avoid water damage.  A couple of days later a solitary surf fisherman came from out of town just to fish in Ocean Grove, a place that he loved.

Now, most of our boardwalk is complete except for the North End and the pier.  We are better prepared now with dunes and bulkheads.  The boardwalk was specially engineered to be extra strong.  Many homeless victims who needed a place to stay came to the Grove. Some of them remained for quite a while, and there are probably some who are still around town.  We cannot ever forget the volunteers who showed up, often with everything they needed including food  and they gave and they asked for nothing in return.

Link to Bob Bowne´s iconic photograph of Sandy:

Bowné link on Blogfinger

Loudon Wainwright III.   “Carrickfergus”.  From Boardwalk Empire.

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The next day. October 30, 2012. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

The next day. Ocean Grove.  October 30, 2012. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©  Click to enlarge.

CRAIG OGDEN  “Cavatina” from the film Deer Hunter.

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October 30, 2012. 8:00 am. The next day. Paul Goldfinger photo © Blogfinger.net

October 30, 2012. 8:00 am. Ocean Grove.  The next day. Paul Goldfinger photo © Blogfinger.net Click to enlarge.

LUCIA MICARELLI  (violin)  “Oblivion.”    From her album  Music From a Farther Room.

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Near the Great Auditorium on Oct. 30, 2012. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

Near the Great Auditorium on Oct. 30, 2012. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©  Click to enlarge.  Blogfinger.net

THE MORMON TABERNACLE CHOIR:

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October 30, 2012. © Paul Goldfinger photo. Blogfinger.net

October 30, 2012. © Paul Goldfinger photo. Blogfinger.net

“Every storm runs, runs out of rain

Just like every dark night turns into day

Every heartache will fade away

Just like every storm runs, runs out of rain”

GARY ALLAN  “Every Storm Runs Out of Rain.”

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OG beach Oct. 28, 2012. Paul Goldfinger photo ©  Click to enlarge.

OG beach Oct. 28, 2012. Paul Goldfinger photo © Click to enlarge.

BOBBY DARIN:

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Stormy weather.  OG beachfront 10:00 am  7/18/15.  Blogfinger.net photo  ©

Stormy weather. OG beachfront, 10:00 am,  7/18/15. Blogfinger.net photo ©

If you think the weather’s strange, consider this song by Mickey and Sylvia from Dirty Dancing:

 

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Urns and benches at theNorth End waiting for a new boardwalk. November 4, 2012 post Sandy.  By Paul Goldfinger ©

Urns and benches at the North End waiting for a new boardwalk. November 4, 2012 post Sandy. By Paul Goldfinger ©

ANITA O’DAY

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Wesley Lake is almost frozen solid this morning, Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015.  By Bob Bowné, special to Blogfinger.  ©

Wesley Lake is almost frozen solid this morning, Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015. By Bob Bowné, special to Blogfinger. ©

SHERRILL MILNES.  “Bella figlia deli’amoré”   (Verdi’s  Rigoletto)  From the soundtrack of the film “Quartet”

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