Saturday, January 09, 2010

Outermost House Washes Away - Blizzard of 1978

Way back in 1978, 32 years ago next month, the most famous beach house, the Henry Beston's Outermost House, was washed off Coast Guard Beach by a ferocious storm, known as the Blizzard of '78. While the Outer Cape didn't receive a lot of snow, it was hammered by exceedingly high seas and wave overwash. Watch this video to hear and see about the storm and the loss of Henry Beston's house from a few folks who saw it first-hand. Enjoy!


ITscout said...

Bob, I think you're off by about 1 month. The Blizzard of '78 occurred February 5‑7, 1978.

rjsheldon said...

You are correct! I got misled by my own stupidity. You'll see I corrected the entry. Thank you.