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November's Fury free pdf 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. "

About Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher has written twelve books, including "Mighty Fitz: The Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald" (Minnesota, 2012) and "Wreck of the Carl D.," and twenty-five documentaries on Great Lakes shipwrecks and lighthouses. He lives in Wisconsin.

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Author : Michael Schumacher
Publisher : University of Minnesota Press
Data Published : 01 October 2014
ISBN : 081668720X
EAN : 9780816687206
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 216 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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