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The Resource November's fury : the deadly Great Lakes hurricane of 1913, Michael Schumacher

November's fury : the deadly Great Lakes hurricane of 1913, Michael Schumacher

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November's fury : the deadly Great Lakes hurricane of 1913
Title
November's fury
Title remainder
the deadly Great Lakes hurricane of 1913
Statement of responsibility
Michael Schumacher
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Overview: On Thursday, November 6, the Detroit News forecasted "moderate to brisk" winds for the Great Lakes. On Friday, the Port Huron Times-Herald predicted a "moderately severe" storm. Hourly the warnings became more and more dire. Weather forecasting was in its infancy, however, and radio communication was not much better; by the time it became clear that a freshwater hurricane of epic proportions was developing, the storm was well on its way to becoming the deadliest in Great Lakes maritime history. The ultimate story of man versus nature, November's Fury recounts the dramatic events that unfolded over those four days in 1913, as captains eager-or at times forced-to finish the season tried to outrun the massive storm that sank, stranded, or demolished dozens of boats and claimed the lives of more than 250 sailors. This is an account of incredible seamanship under impossible conditions, of inexplicable blunders, heroic rescue efforts, and the sad aftermath of recovering bodies washed ashore and paying tribute to those lost at sea. It is a tragedy made all the more real by the voices of men-now long deceased-who sailed through and survived the storm, and by a remarkable array of photographs documenting the phenomenal damage this not-so-perfect storm wreaked. The consummate storyteller of Great Lakes lore, Michael Schumacher at long last brings this violent storm to terrifying life, from its first stirrings through its slow-mounting destructive fury to its profound aftereffects, many still felt to this day
  • On Thursday, November 6, the Detroit News forecasted 2moderate to brisk3 winds for the Great Lakes. On Friday, the Port Huron Times-Herald predicted a 2moderately severe3 storm. Hourly the warnings became more and more dire. Weather forecasting was in its infancy, however, and radio communication was not much better; by the time it became clear that a freshwater hurricane of epic proportions was developing, the storm was well on its way to becoming the deadliest in Great Lakes maritime history. The ultimate story of man versus nature, November{u2019}s Fury recounts the dramatic events that unfolded over those four days in 1913, as captains eager{u2014}or at times forced{u2014}to finish the season tried to outrun the massive storm that sank, stranded, or demolished dozens of boats and claimed the lives of more than 250 sailors. This is an account of incredible seamanship under impossible conditions, of inexplicable blunders, heroic rescue efforts, and the sad aftermath of recovering bodies washed ashore and paying tribute to those lost at sea. It is a tragedy made all the more real by the voices of men{u2014}now long deceased{u2014}who sailed through and survived the storm, and by a remarkable array of photographs documenting the phenomenal damage this not-so-perfect storm wreaked. The consummate storyteller of Great Lakes lore, Michael Schumacher at long last brings this violent storm to terrifying life, from its first stirrings through its slow-mounting destructive fury to its profound aftereffects, many still felt to this day
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schumacher, Michael
Dewey number
977/.033
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F551
LC item number
.S38 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Storms
  • Shipwrecks
  • Great Lakes (North America)
Label
November's fury : the deadly Great Lakes hurricane of 1913, Michael Schumacher
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
"How could such a thing happen on a goddamn lake?" Lakes Superior and Michigan -- "So violent a storm": apocalypse on Lake Huron -- "You might not have light tonight": the storm visits Cleveland -- "I might see you in heaven": explorations of loss -- "This was not natural": discoveries
Control code
840465572
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 198 pages
Isbn
9780816687206
Isbn Type
(pb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013027218
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)840465572
Label
November's fury : the deadly Great Lakes hurricane of 1913, Michael Schumacher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
"How could such a thing happen on a goddamn lake?" Lakes Superior and Michigan -- "So violent a storm": apocalypse on Lake Huron -- "You might not have light tonight": the storm visits Cleveland -- "I might see you in heaven": explorations of loss -- "This was not natural": discoveries
Control code
840465572
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 198 pages
Isbn
9780816687206
Isbn Type
(pb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013027218
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)840465572

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