Sunday, November 07, 2010

White Hurricane

Starting November 7th, 1913, two weather systems converged over the Great Lakes to produce a horrendous storm.

Five days later, the storm would have moved on, but only after claiming over 250 lives, sinking or stranding 38 ships, and sending millions of tons of cargo to the bottom of the Lakes.

The book White Hurricane tells of the storm and the ordeal out on the Great Lakes during the storm. I highly recommend it; special attention should be paid to the appendices in back.