Ground zero for 1938 Hurricane: More vulnerable than ever

Experts plug coastal resiliency during walking tour of Portsmouth’s Island Park

By Jim McGaw
Posted 9/21/18

On the 80th anniversary of the 1938 Hurricane’s devastating blow to Island Park and elsewhere, Town Historian Jim Garman talked about the past while coastal climate experts tied it to the present.

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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.