Peter Jones posted a fascinating photo on Facebook today (and David Pogue provided some touch-up magic to it):
It shows the corner of Compo Hill Road and Hillspoint, during Hurricane Carol in 1954.
What is today Positano’s was then called Joe’s Store.
Peter wrote: “Notice the waves hitting Old Mill Beach. After Hillspoint Road was washed out, the town rebuilt and enlarged the jetty at Schlaet’s Point and reinforced the embankment at Hillspoint Road with HUGE boulders, creating sort of a Stonehenge effect.”
Darlene Bora added: “My mom always told me the pillars had been cut down at the bottom of Compo Hill Road (she grew up on Sterling Drive). I never saw them before today.”
Joe’s Store was there in 1954. Cafe de la Plage was there in 1984. Positano’s is there in 2014.
Now though, there’s no telling what that corner will look like — in good weather, and bad — in 2015.