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Shoreline Trolley Museum - 2 Years After Hurricane Sandy
Posted on October 27th, 2014

>>> The Shore Line Trolley Museum will host a press event and tour beginning at 10:00AM on Tuesday, October 28 to update the media on the museum’s damage and ongoing recovery from the devastating flood of Superstorm Sandy 2 years ago. 
The Shore Line Trolley Museum encompasses the oldest continuously-operating suburban trolley line in the United States and is a recognized National Historic District.  The museum’s collection includes nearly 100 trolley cars, built between 1878 and 1955, many of which are the only surviving example of their kind.   With a mean elevation of 6 feet above sea level, the museum sustained serious flooding during Superstorm Sandy and during Hurricane Irene the year before, with each flood causing damage to both the collection and the larger museum operation.  After each respective storm, the museum was able to reopen to the public within days – thanks to a volunteer crew of members and friends who care about this jewel on the shoreline.
The press event will be tour style with museum leadership taking the media tour to different parts of the museum property to show lingering storm damage and ongoing recovery progress, and the physical project the museum has undertaken to “break out” of an ongoing cycle of flood-then-repair, flood-then-repair.  The tour is expected to last 45-60 minutes and the trolley will leave promptly at 10AM.  Media members will be walking over unpaved terrain and will need to climb and descend stairs during the tour.  Media kits will be available during the tour.
Superstorm Sandy Media Tour
October 28, 2014 10:00AM
Shore Line Trolley Museum
17 River Street
East Haven, CT   06512

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