So terrible a storm: a tale of fury on Lake Superior

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[2008]
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"Not since Sebastian Junger in The Perfect Storm has a writer captured so well the fury of the seas as Curt Brown." -- The Maritime Executive Through masterful research and elegant prose, Curt Brown traces the devastating intersection of nature's fury and corporate greed. It was Thanksgiving week 1905, and the industry bosses wanted one last run before the shipping season ended; the bottom line depended on it. The tragedy that followed led to the building of Split Rock Lighthouse--and went down in history as one of the nation's worst shipping disasters. The explosive squall caught nearly 30 vessels on Lake Superior. In the wake of the storm, weather forecasting and shipbuilding were forever changed. Drawn from the accounts of witnesses and survivors, So Terrible a Storm is a must-read.
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subject_facet Electronic books, Lake Superior, Mataafa (Steamship), Natural disasters, Nature, Shipwrecks, Shipwrecks -- Superior, Lake, United States -- History -- State & Local -- Middle West, Weather
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