87 years ago-2/9/34

Cold? Snowed in? You should have been here Feb. 9th. of 1934.
Humarock Beach not far from the opening.
No I wasn’t, but my Dad was, along with Webbie Clark.
Boston’s record cold, as far as I can locate, was -18º on the above date.

12 days later on Humarock Beach, just south of the opening.

Four years later at Humarock Beach.

Five unidentified hardy souls in a cave.

Looking from Clark’s Store toward the opening.
The Brown’s residence center right.
That iceberg is in the middle of Marshfield Av. !!!


Webster Clark and my Dad, Bill.

Copies of photos belonging to Janet Clark Heinzen

Winters like these have never been see again on Humarock beach.

“The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of it’s bulk above water”. – Sigmud Freud

W. Ray Freden,  Seaview/ Marshfield, 70 Years.


8 Replies to “87 years ago-2/9/34”

  1. These are amazing photos. I remember reading local author Edward Rowe Snow, as a child, walked across parts of Boston Harbor to islands when they were frozen over in the early 1900’s.

  2. An incredible story and pictures, Ray. Thank you for sharing. I lived here in the Hills then and we were perfectly safe, sharing the necessities of life back and forth with neighbors. But oh, how others suffered.

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