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Wednesday, November 06, 2013

The "White Hurricane" of 1913.

The deadliest storm ever to strike the Great Lakes began a century ago today. Here's my post from last year about it.

Here is the list of all the ships wrecked in the storm.

The shipwreck location map (click to enlarge). Some locations are approximate, 
as four ships have still not been found. The most recent find was this summer, the 
tragic Henry B. Smith in Lake Superior.


The overturned hull of the Charles S. Price, the  504 foot long steamer and
"mystery ship" that floated down the St. Clair River before a diver was able 
to go underwater to identify her.



A storm headline.



Finally, Psalm 107 (Douay 106). May God grant rest to the souls of the dead, and guard all who go down to the sea in ships.

4 comments:

DP said...

Yeah, the wreck locations are very, very approximate.

While we don't know where the Carruthers is, it was last seen heading toward Georgian Bay, and was nowhere near the southern end of Lake Huron. The recovered floating debris was in the northern part of the Lake.

Flambeaux said...

Fascinating. I'd never heard of this before. Somehow, Dale, I'd missed your previous posts on the subject.

Codgitator (Cadgertator) said...

I love that verse from the Psalms. Reminds me of Gordon Lightfoot's song about the Edmund Fitzgerald.

Anonymous said...

Cleveland paper remembers . . .

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2013/11/november_12_1913_great_lakes_s.html#incart_river_default#incart_m-rpt-2