VIDEO: Brigantine & The Great March Storm of 1962.

Great March Storm of 1962, one of the most destructive storms ever to affect Brigantine and the mid-Atlantic states.

Brigantine has endured many storms since its development in the early 1900’s. However, the 1962 Northeast storm proved to be devastating to the island’s infrastructure – One of the best documented storms in New Jersey’s history as well.

One of the ten worst storms in the United States in the 20th century, it lingered through five high tides over a three-day period.

The aftermath of the Storm of 62 in Brigantine was filmed by resident Lou Barone. Pretty sure it was shot on Super 8 film. It was available for sale many years ago, but no longer. It was available for viewing…only if you visited the Brigantine Historical Museum. 

That’s why BrigantineNOW has scoured the Internet looking for snippets of this incredible documentary. 

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Martha Harris

I remember it well – 19 inches of water through the living room for 3 days. After we went back home day turned heater on and furnace blew up! House still stands 25th and Bayshore!!!

William Gale

Martha, you must be Toby’s sister. We loved one block from you at 2605 bay shore and stayed in the house thruout the storm. We had about 6 inches of water in the house compared to about 11 inches from “sandy” you were quite a bit younger than I was so I never knew you well but knew Toby a little and your dad a little better still.

Bill Gale