Weather Bomb 1913 – Life and Death on the Great Lakes

by Kemp, Bruce

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(1 customer review)

CAD $29.95

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.

ISBN 13: 1389506630
Illustration: photos
Pages: 283
Published: 2017
Format: softcover
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1 review for Weather Bomb 1913 – Life and Death on the Great Lakes

  1. 5 out of 5

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    Mr. Kemp, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was extremely well researched, written and edited. With the interviews from family, your own personal dives on the shipwrecks, and insights and descriptions from meteorologists and mariners, it really paints detailed pictures of the fury of this storm. Your research and descriptions of what happens to large ships in heavy seas, and the recreation of what was occurring on the bridges was extremely well written and kept me turning the pages. I have read a lot of material on the subject of Great Lakes weather, and storms over the years, and this book is a welcome addition to my marine library. Thank you.

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