August Hawkins and his sister Prudence around 1900


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1938 Hurricane 

Much has been written about the 21 September 1938 Hurricane and its impact on Long Island.  The major damage on Long Island was more easterly, beginning about Westhampton and Westhampton Beach and on to Montauk Point. Brookhaven hamlet was on the westerly edge of the hurricane's landfall on Long Island.  While the storm was dramatic in Brookhaven hamlet, there was no loss of life (their was one death in Bellport), and property damage was minimal.

Below is an article in the Patchogue Advance which recounts specific damage in Brookhaven Hamlet.

Sources which provide more on the hurricane's effects on Long Island may be found here: