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After the tsunami, ca. November 1929
Tsunami damage, ca. November 1929

On 18 November 1929 a tsunami struck Newfoundland’s Burin Peninsula and caused considerable loss of life and property. Giant waves flooded dozens of communities, washed entire homes out to sea, and caused more than $1 million in property damage. The disaster killed 28 people and left hundreds more homeless or destitute.

Photographer unknown. Reproduced by permission of the Archives and Manuscripts Division (MF 334.1.01), Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL.
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