Category Archives: EYEWITNESS

Environmental disaster averted in Coos Bay, Oregon

A Coast Guard helicopter is dwarfed in size as it surveys at first sunlight the ecological damage caused by the 639-foot tanker New Carissa which broke into two after running aground at Coos Bay, Oregon on February 12, 1999. The ship broke apart overnight after U.S. Navy demolitions experts used explosives to ignite and to attempt to burn-off the 400,000 gallons of fuel aboard the vessel to avert an ecologically disastrous oil spill. Photography by Anthony Bolante © The Image Arsenal

Hockey fan waves Canadian flags in front of burning car during Stanley Cup Game-7 riots in Vancouver, B.C.

A Vancouver Canucks fan waves a Canadian and British Columbia flag in front of an overturned burning pickup truck in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia during rioting after the Canucks lost Game-7 of the Stanley Cup playoffs to the Boston Bruins on June 15, 2011. The crowd of more than 100,000 Canadian hockey fans turned violent after the game. REUTERS/Anthony Bolante (CANADA)

Vancouver police struggle to control mob during Stanley Cup Game-7 rioting

A Vancouver Police Officer waves a baton at a wild crowd as Canucks fans grew violent in Vancouver, British Columbia during rioting after the Canucks lost Game-7 of the Stanley Cup playoffs to the Boston Bruins on June 15, 2011.   The crowd of more than 100,000 Canadian hockey fans turned violent after the game.  REUTERS/Anthony Bolante (CANADA)

Hockey fans fight during Stanley Cup Playoff Game-7 riots in Vancouver, B.C.

Vancouver Canucks fans fight during rioting in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia after the Canucks lost Game-7 of the Stanley Cup playoffs to the Boston Bruins on June 15, 2011.   The crowd of more than 100,000 Canadian hockey fans turned violent after the game.  REUTERS/Anthony Bolante (CANADA)

Vancouver hockey fan arrested by police after Stanley Cup Game-7 riot

A Vancouver police officer speaks to a Vancouver Canucks fan being arrested by in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia during rioting after the Canucks lost the deciding Game-7 of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs to the Boston Bruins on June 15, 2011.   Some of the crowd of more than 100,000 Canadian hockey fans in the street turned violent after the game.  REUTERS/Anthony Bolante (CANADA)

WTO protestor shows shot-injuries from Seattle riot police beanbag gun

Masked protestor Frank (last name not given) shows a line of police on December 1, 1999 where he was hit in the leg with non-lethal beanbags shot by Seattle police on November 30 during riots near the World Trade Organization (WTO) conference in Seattle.   The Space Needle is in the background.  Protestors overwhelmed law enforcement staffing the conference and violent clashes between police and protestors led to widespread damage throughout the downtown Seattle business district.  Photography by Anthony Bolante © The Image Arsenal 

Seattle’s “6.8″ Nisqually Earthquake

Kristi Heim of Seattle reacts to a crushed car and a collapsed wall at the Starbucks Corporate Headquarters building in the SODO district of downtown Seattle after a 6.8 earthquake rocked the region, February 28, 2001. More than 100 Western Washington residents have been hospitalized due the earthquake whose epicenter was apporximately 35 miles Southeast of Seattle and occurred some 30 miles deep. The tremor was felt as far away as Salt Lake City. Photography by Anthony Bolante © The Image Arsenal

Kurt Cobain and Nirvana: 10 years later (1 of 2)

(L to R) Jesse Mann, Paul Martinez, Tschual (no last name) and Alex Velasco play guitar and sing a Nirvana song during an informal memorial at Viretta Park in Seattle, Washington on April 5, 2004, marking the 10th anniversary of the death of Cobain, the lead singer of the influential 1990s alternative band, Nirvana.  Dozens of music fans gathered at the park adjacent to the house where in 1994, Cobain was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  The tiny neighborhood park has since become a continuous location for informal memorials on behalf of Cobain.  Photography by Anthony Bolante © The Image Arsenal

Kurt Cobain and Nirvana: 10 years later (2 of 2)

Flowers, candles and artwork commemorating Kurt Cobain sit on a park bench during an informal memorial at Viretta Park in Seattle, Washington on April 5, 2004.  Today marks the 10th anniversary of the death of Kurt Cobain who was the lead singer and guitarist of the influential 1990s alternative band, Nirvana.  Dozens of music fans gathered at the park adjacent to the house where in 1994, Cobain was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  The tiny neighborhood park has since become a continuous location for informal memorials on behalf of Cobain.  Photography by Anthony Bolante © The Image Arsenal

Kingdome Krumble

With the Seattle skyline as a backdrop, the 24-year-old Kingdome crumbles after being imploded with explosives, March 26, 2000. The indoor stadium was home to the Seattle Mariners and the Seattle Seahawks until Seahawks owner Paul Allen and his company First and Goal decided to destroy the aging dome and replaced with Qwest Field on the same location for NFL football and MLS soccer in 2002.  Photography by Anthony Bolante © The Image Arsenal