The Newfoundland Tidal Wave Disaster

Book - 2004
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Twenty-seven dead. Staggering property losses.

Triggered by an offshore earthquake on the Grand Banks, a tsunami unleashed its fury on the coastline of the Burin Peninsula of Newfoundland, killing twenty-seven people and destroying homes and fishing premises in fifty outports.

Here is the dramatic, incredible story of the South Coast Disaster of 1929, the superhuman efforts of Nurse Dorothy Cherry to save the sick and dying, and Magistrate Malcolm Hollett's tireless campaign to rebuild shattered lives and devastated communities.
Publisher: St. John's, N.L. : Flanker Press, c2004
ISBN: 9781894463638
Branch Call Number: 551.4637 HAN
Characteristics: 229 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm


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Cdnbookworm May 17, 2011

On November 18, 1929, an offshore earthquake on the Grand Banks triggered a tsunami that hit the Burin Peninsula of Newfoundland, killing 27 people, destroying homes, wharves, flakes, and boats, and sweeping away everything from provisions and heating fuel for the winter to the fish ready to be sold. This meant that families lost not only homes and supplies, but the source of income and the tools for earning the income. This book tells the story of the communities, individual victims, and those who stepped in to help them and it brings the disaster to life.

debwalker Mar 12, 2011

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