1946: Hawaii, Big Island

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1946: Laupahoehoe, Hawaii

Laupahoehoe Peninsula (North of Hilo) after the tsunami.

Destroyed Teacher cottages at Laupahoehoe

1946: Hilo, Hawaii

Damaged Hilo Iron Works Building.
Destroyed railroad tracks on Hilo’s Bayfront. The railroad was replaced by the bayfront highway

Severely damaged Pier 2 on the Hilo waterfront.
Tsunami washing over and destroying the Hilo Harbor pier.

An Army crash boat that was at the wharf washed up about 400 feet, went over the railroad tracks, and ended up against these molasses tanks.
Downtown Hilo after the 1946 tsunami, illustrating damage to the makai (ocean) side of Kamehameha Avenue.
Photo taken from the second story of Hilo Dry Goods towards Mo’oheau Park.
Damage on Kamehameha Avenue and Nawahi Lane in downtown Hilo.
Damage by the Kress Building in downtown Hilo.
Destruction next to the HELCO plant in Hilo