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Searching for photos of the 1946 tsunami leads to the unexpected..

Back in the late 1970s, I self-published “Half Moon Bay Memories: The Coastside’s Colorful Past.” It was an exciting project, taking me places: physical, intellectual and emotional that I’d never explored before. My dream of emulating the Paris publishers of … Continue reading

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April 1, 1946 Eastern Aleutian Is. Tsunami Damage…

from NOAA click here April 1, 1946 Eastern Aleutian Is. Tsunami Damage along the Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and California coasts See References for information sources. Location Amplitude (m) Damage Summary Unga, AK 0.8 Dock and boats washed away. … Continue reading

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…1946 Tidal Wave at Princeton….

Thank you John Vonderlin for sending this…(email John: benloudman@sbcglobal.net) From “United States Tsunamis” 1946, April 1, 12:29. A magnitude 7.8 earthquake in the Aleutian Islands generated a 30-m tsunami on Unimak Island that destroyed Scotch Cap Lighthouse. In California the … Continue reading

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1946: April Fool's Tidal Wave: Coast Keeps Midnight Watch on High Tide

Tuesday, April 2, 1946 From the San Mateo Times: “Princeton. April 2–Coastside residents today were taking the cycle of total waves in stride. Consensus of opinion was that there was nothing they could do about it, individually or collectively. After … Continue reading

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