Black Friday at Manasquan Inlet, 1938

This is terrifying. I haven’t been able to find a report of the outcome, but it’s definitely a warning to watch the weather, folks… I do hope they all survived and recovered.

I have wondered whether trailing drogues or warps have helped but surely they would hamper steering… Have someone on the stern with a sharp, serrated knife? Or would would that be littering?

PS – Nigel – see comments – suggests staying out. I’m just glad our weather forecasts today are rarely wrong by more than a force, at least in my experience.

One thought on “Black Friday at Manasquan Inlet, 1938”

  1. Stay out at sea and wait for the tide to turn perhaps. The range is only about 5 feet. Certainly don’t endanger the lifeboat crew by ignoring the forecast!

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