Tsunami Boat

Larry Trask / Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 @ 12:48 p.m. / Literature

HSU Geology Professor Emeritus Lori Dengler has written a fascinating new book called The Extraordinary Voyage of Kamome: A Tsunami Boat Comes Home.

From the book's website

"On April 7, 2013, a little over two years after a magnitude 9.0 earthquake triggered a massive tsunami off the coast of northeastern Japan, a lone boat washed up on the shores of Crescent City, California.  The boat belonged to a high school in Rikuzentakata.  This is the true story of a small boat that, through the efforts of a hardworking group of Crescent City students, forged friendships and brought hope to communities on both sides of the Pacific."

On October 28, Prof. Dengler discussed the book as a guest on KHUM's Coastal Currents.