Johnny’s Atlantic Beach Club, an Aquidneck Island institution since the late 1920’s (the exact date is lost to history), began it’s long and storied journey as a simple roadside stand, opened by Johnny Kallas ad his uncle. During Prohibition , Johnny’s Middletown Spa and it’s three secluded booths ( with curtains drawn for privacy) quickly became a favorite for bathers, businessmen, sweethearts, as well as the occasional bootlegger.
Newport was in it’s heyday, a virtual summer paradise for both wealthy and commoners alike, its magnificent beaches lined with boardwalks, merry-go-rounds, carousels, and picnic grottos. Thousands of vacationers arrived daily-by bus, train trolley and excursion boat-from such faraway places as New York, and Fall River- to enjoy Newport’s glittering attractions, famous the world over.
Then, on September 21st 1938, the face of Newport and Aquidneck Island was forever changed.
Roaring in on the high tide, with an advance warning, the infamous 1938 Hurricane de
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