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1946 Tsunami Photos; Hilo, Hawai'i
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Hatada Bakery
Photo number 1946.09 (Smith Collection)
Hilo Dry Goods
Photo number 1946.26 (Eklund Collection)
Photo shows devastation to downtown Hilo after the 1946 tsunami. Photo shows people cleaning up Hilo Dry Goods store after the tsunami.

Kolekole Bridge
Photo number 1946.10 (Carvalho Collection)
Mahukona Harbor
Photo number 1946.24 (Maze Collection)
Photo shows the supports washed away from under the Kolekole Bridge. Photo shows damage to the Mahukona Harbor on the northwest side of the Big Island.

Wailuku River
Photo number 1946.28 (PTM Collection)
Tony Aguiar
Photo number 1946.29 (Enskine Collection)
Photo shows the tsunami coming up the Wailuku River. Photo shows Antone (Tony) Aguiar about to be overcome by a tsunami wave. He cut the hauser of the Brigham Victory from the pier, allowing it to escape to safety in the open sea.

Okino Hotel
Photo number 1946.18 (Okunami Collection)
View from Pu'umaile Hospital
Photo number 1946.21 (Hata Collection)
Photo shows damage to the Okino Hotel in Hilo. Photo shows view of the tsunami from the Pu'umaile Hospital.


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