Sunday, January 08, 2006

1964 Earthquake

Trying to find something else this afternoon I some how stumbled onto these pictures. I love seeing old pictures.

Aerial view of spit at Homer, Alaska after March 27, 1964 earthquake. Photo taken just after the earthquake, the Spit is still flooded. Further info on this photo.

Aerial view of spit in Homer, Alaska with dock and boat basin built after damage from March 27, 1964 earthquake. This photo was taken March 1965, one year after the earthquake. Further info on this photo.

Current partial view of the spit. Amazing how different it is from back then. Harbor entrance different, harbor shape different, deep water docks not there yet, no lakes now, and where was the road?

The rest of the photo's below were taken from the Pratt Museum's website. These below were small and unfortunately can't be enlarged.

Pretty sure this is the back of South Central Radar off Fish Dock Rd. (next to the fish docks and cannery offices). This is now all fenced off with ton of junk blocking this very view of the same building. The main spit road is just about where that car is floating I think.

Believe it or not, this is Lands End Resort (ocean side). Boats aren't suppose to be that close, and man does it look different now. I swear that boat looks a lot like an old boat that was stuck in mud bay for years when I was a kid, anyone remember that boat?

The Salty Dawg Saloon looking a bit soggy, before the light house (I thought the two were always together).

What is now Petro Marine Storage tanks.


Amber said...

Wow great info!

We cover the quake in class. The kids will love these pictures!


Klondike Kate said...

I remember that boat! Sure does look like the one stuck out in the mud. It always amazed me to see how much bigger the spit was before the quake. Cool photos.

How's Marty?

Jill said...

Great to see those pics. I keep wondering if Augustine is really going to send something off the mountain and inundate the Spit. 30,000 foot-high ash cloud? So far, I'm underwhelmed :-)

FishTaxi said...

I love old photos, too.

Annalee Blysse said...

Wow! I was just looking at pics on my harddrive last night with pics from 1964 my step-grandfather took in ANC after the earthquake.