New Ocean House Fire of 1964


Videotape of a film shown at the Swampscott Historical Society meeting, October 19, 2006, narrated by Gene Hastings, W1VRK (SK). He also shot the original film.

Gene spoke about the fire in 1969 that destroyed the New Ocean House Restaurant in Swampscott, site of the ARRL New England Division Convention. He had two weeks to quickly find a new venue—the Park Plaza Hotel in downtown Boston.  [closed caption]

See also: Past Conventions