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Shoreline after the tsunami, ca. November 1929
Shoreline after the tsunami, ca. November 1929

The shorelines of many coastal communities were lined with rubble after a tsunami struck Newfoundland’s Burin Peninsula on 18 November 1929. Giant waves crushed buildings, wharves, flakes, and other structures along the peninsula’s extensive coastline.

Photographer unknown. Reproduced by permission of the Archives and Manuscripts Division (MF 391.1.03), Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL.
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