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Fleet demolished

Photograph of boat flung inland by the tsunami generated by the 1964 earthquake. Full caption from verso reads: "HQ AAC [Headquarters, Alaskan Air Command] -- FLEET DEMOLISHED -- Both pleasure craft and commercial fishing vessels suffered heavy damages during the tidal wave that swept coastal Alaskan communities shortly after the Good Friday Earthquake. Here, the remains of a fishing vessel lies high and dry at Seward, Alaska, where the wave action deposited it as the water subsided 03/27/64." Archives, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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