Tag Archives: Great Lakes Ships

Why the ‘White Hurricane’ of November 1913 was the Great Lakes’ worst disaster in history

The year 1913 was marked by a devastating multi-day bitter cold storm on the Great Lakes known as the ‘White Hurricane’.  Many ships and sailors were lost.  Read more…

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Cold snap has Great Lakes icing up fast, grinding freighters to a halt

The Great Lakes cumulatively went from 3.3% to 9.4% ice covered in just five days, from Dec. 22 through Wednesday, with continued cold temperatures expected to keep that number rising quickly. The Great Lakes at this time last year had just 3.2% ice cover — and a scant 0.3% ice cover at this time in […]

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Lake Michigan holds stories and mysteries beneath her waves

… One story attributed to the mysterious triangle was of flight 2501. In 1950 the Northwest Orient flight left New York’s La Guardia bound for it’s first stop in Minneapolis. When suddenly the flight disappeared. Contact with the plane was lost after it crossed Benton Harbor, MI. The plane went down with all 58 souls […]

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‘Mooring Buoys’ Being Placed in Lake Huron to Preserve Shipwrecks

It’s buoy season and that means underwater lake action. Divers from the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary are out on a mission to persevere shipwrecks in Lake Huron. “The ‘mooring buoys’ are really the best way of protecting these shipwrecks. Typically a lot of divers in the past would drop their anchors into that wreck […]

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North America’s Great Lakes – X-Ray Mag #79

There are other areas of the world with well preserved shipwrecks, but the Great Lakes of North America have the monopoly on sheer mass, variety and relative ease of access.  Very few known dive-able wrecks are much more than a few hour’ boat ride from a decent restaurant, a chain hotel or a decent-sized town.  […]

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