Chenega is Gone (Updated a year ago)
KPIX-TV documentary from c1964 about Chenega, a village on the island of Chenega in Prince William Sound, Alaska, which was destroyed by a tsunami caused by the Good Friday Earthquake on March 27th 1964. Features scenes of survivors describing what happened to them when the tsunami hit, of them returning to the site of the old village with Pete Ashen (Red Cross - Golden Gate Chapter, San Francisco) and Francis Stevens (Bureau of Indian Affairs) and views of where a new village was to be rebuilt at Tatitlek. This is a film by Ray Hubbard, R.E. Pusey, Jr. and Dick Williams.
Tags: alaska, american red cross, bureau of indian affairs, charles selanoff, chenaga, cordova airlines, eric siday, francis stevens, good friday earthquake, jim osbourne, kpix 146810, pete ashen, prince william sound, tatitlek, tsunamis
Added to San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive on June 10, 2014.
- Originally aired on: KPIX-TV
- Date aired: c1964
- Recording medium: 16mm b&w optical sound film
- Rights for this video belong to: CBS5 KPIX-TV
- Duration: 53:45
- Type of material: documentary film
- KPIX 146810.mp4 (439.72 MB – MPEG4 video)
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