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  • Writer's pictureDon Wilding

The Great May Ice Storm

Henry Beston's Outermost House, surrounded by high tides after the "Great May Ice Storm" in 1977. (Photo by Nan Turner Waldron / Henry Beston Society Archives)

It was 39 years ago today that the unthinkable happened -- Eastern Massachusetts was hit by a winter storm, dropping as much as 20 inches in some locations. On the Outer Cape, snow wasn't the problem. High tides and ice made it look more like January than May, as I noted in this "Shore Lore" column from 2015.

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