Waves of Destruction: Lena Metrokin


Today during the 50th anniversary week of the Great Alaskan Earthquake and Tsunami, we continue our Waves of Destruction series, brought to you by a partnership with the Kodiak College.
Today we’ll hear from Lena Metrokin:
Born in Chignik, Alaska, Lena Metrokin moved to Kodiak in 1927 with her husband. She was enjoying a day off after working two weeks straight canning king crab at the cannery downtown when the earthquake struck. She recalls watching from the high school atop the hill overlooking the Near Island Channel the tsunami hit the islands in front of town.

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