Fire Moves Fast .

15 Feet Below

date. 2014

city. Portland, ME

role . reporter/producer

An excerpt from 15 Feet Below, a long-form multimedia documentary about the flooding of two towns in Northern Maine.

A multimedia piece with photos, video, an essay and more at Atavist's 15 Feet Below

Produced by Chloe Prasinos in collaboration with Pete Lang-Stanton and Roger Smith at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, Spring 2014. Music: Pete Lang-Stanton

Historical Photographs Contributed by: Dead River Area Historical Society, Mary and Lee Henderson, Jeff Hinman, Forest and June Parsons, Kenny Wing, and Earl Wyman Jr.

© 2021 by Chloe Prasinos.

Workers lift powerlines

The towns underwent a comprehensive graft. Some wedged I-beams between the foundation and ground floor of their homes, lifted them onto flatbeds, and trucked them down to their new plot of land in Stratton-Eustis, a few dozen miles upstream.