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Wading Right InDiscovering the Nature of Wetlands$
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Catherine Owen Koning and Sharon M. Ashworth

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780226554211

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226554495.001.0001

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Sun Turtles and Superstorms

(p.1) Introduction
Wading Right In

Catherine Owen Koning

Sharon M. Ashworth

Catherine Owen Koning

University of Chicago Press

As Hurricane Carol, a Category 3 storm, bore down on southern New England, people in the region rushed to board up windows, fill bathtubs with water, and stock up on food. It was August 31, 1954, and Carol came ashore on Long Island, New York, bearing winds gusting to 125 miles per hour as it slammed into Long Island, New York—the most destructive storm to hit the area since the hurricane of 1938. After sweeping across Long Island, Carol made landfall again at Old Saybrook, Connecticut, just after high tide and left a path of devastation. Metal-gray darkness swirled, and slanted silver torrents of rain pelted the earth, while screaming hundred-mile-per-hour winds stripped leaves off the trees and tossed bikes, sheds and boats in all directions. Most people hunkered down in candlelit rooms and worried about branches falling on their house and water flooding their basement. The thoughts of at least one child, however, were elsewhere. In the central Connecticut village of Moodus, eight-year-old Frank Golet was worrying about his sun turtles: How would they fare in all this whirling wind and water?...

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