The Extraordinary Voyage of Kamome

A Tsunami Boat Comes Home


Introducing the inaugural publication of Humboldt State University Press: The Extraordinary Voyage of Kamome. This bilingual children’s book tells the true story of a small boat swept away by the March 2011 Japan tsunami that was found two years later in Crescent City, California. The book was co-authored by Lori Dengler, Professor Emeritus in Geology at Humboldt State University and Amya Miller, Special Advisor to the City of Rikuzentakata, Japan. and features lush, full color illustrations by Amy Uyeki.

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Below: a slideshow of images from the book.