Weather Bomb 1913 – Life and Death on the Great Lakes
by Kemp, Bruce
In early November 1913, a rare "white hurricane" tore across the Great Lakes, delivering devastating snowfalls, paralyzing communications and killing 256 people on a dozen of the freshwater seas’ largest ships. Bruce Kemp researched this lively and detailed account by interviewing the last surviving witnesses and combing through courtroom testimony and newspaper reports. He adds insights from contemporary ship captains and weather scientists about what caused the momentous event and its disastrous consequences.