One hundred years ago, one of the ferocious storms struck the Great Lakes. Before radar or weather forecasts, vessel went out onto the lakes where two storms merged into a tempest. Between November 7th and 10th, 30 vessels stranded and 12 vessels were lost with all hands and over 250 total people lost their lives.
Vessels foundered during the storm:
- Argus – Lake Huron with 28 lives lost.
- Charles S. Price – Lake Huron 28 lives lost.
- Henry B. Smith – Lake Superior with 25 lives lost.
- Hydrus – Lake Huron with 25 lives lost.
- Isaac M. Scott – Lake Huron with 28 lives lost.
- James Carruthers – Lake Huron with 22 lives lost.
- John A. McGean – Lake Huron with 28 lives lost.
- Leafield – Lake Superior with 18 lives lost.
- Lightship LV 82 – Lake Erie with 6 lives lost.
- Plymouth – Lake Michigan with 7 lives lost.
- Regina – Lake Huron with 20 lives lost.
- Wexford – Lake Huron with 20 lives lost.
- Part II: The White Hurricane of 1913 (newsnet5.com)
- Great Lakes Storm of 1913: 100-year anniversary a reminder of loss, emphasis on better forecasting (mlive.com)
- The 1913 White Hurricane on the Great Lakes (netnewsledger.com)
- 100 years after ‘deadliest’ winter storm (newsnet5.com)