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Coastal debris after tsunami, 1929
Coastal debris after tsunami, ca. November 1929

After the 1929 tsunami, much of the Burin Peninsula’s coast was littered with wood and other debris from smashed flakes, fish stores, wharves, homes, and other structures. Many survivors salvaged what they could from the rubble.

Photographer unknown. Reproduced by permission of the Archives and Manuscripts Division (MF 391.1.10), Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL.
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