White Hurricane

White Hurricane

A Great Lakes November Gale and America's Deadliest Maritime Disaster

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
Describes the severe storm that battered the Great Lakes in November 1913 which resulted in the death of at least 248 sailors, twelve ships sinking, and thirty-one more ships stranded on rocks and beaches.

McGraw Hill
The riveting account of a 1913 storm that paralyzed the heart of America Autumn gales have pursued mariners across the Great Lakes for centuries. On Friday, November 7, 1913, those gales captured their prey. After four days of winds up to 90 miles an hour, freezing temperatures, whiteout blizzard conditions, and mountainous seas, 19 ships had been lost, two dozen had been thrown ashore, 238 sailors were dead, and the city of Cleveland was confronting the worst natural disaster in its history. In White Hurricane, writer and mariner David G. Brown combines narrative intensity with factual depth to re-create the events of the "perfect storm" that struck America's heartland. Interweaving human drama, mystery, and historical consequence, Brown has created a vast epic ranging over Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, and Erie and echoing down the decades.
The riveting account of a 1913 storm that paralyzed the heart of AmericaAutumn gales have pursued mariners across the Great Lakes for centuries. On Friday, November 7, 1913, those gales captured their prey. After four days of winds up to 90 miles an hour, freezing temperatures, whiteout blizzard conditions, and mountainous seas, 19 ships had been lost, two dozen had been thrown ashore, 238 sailors were dead, and the city of Cleveland was confronting the worst natural disaster in its history.In White Hurricane, writer and mariner David G. Brown combines narrative intensity with factual depth to re-create the events of the "perfect storm" that struck America's heartland. Interweaving human drama, mystery, and historical consequence, Brown has created a vast epic ranging over Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, and Erie and echoing down the decades.

Publisher: Camden, Me. : International Marine/McGraw-Hill, 2002
ISBN: 9780071380379
007138037X
Branch Call Number: 977 BROWN

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This is the story of one of the worst maritime disasters in the history of the Great Lakes. Ships were buffeted with 90 mph winds, freezing temperatures, whiteout conditions and huge waves.


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