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Near Port Sanilac in Sanilac County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Great Storm of 1913

 
 
The Great Storm of 1913 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 26, 2011
1. The Great Storm of 1913 Marker
Inscription. Sudden tragedy struck the Great Lakes on November 9, 1913, when a storm, whose equal veteran sailors could not recall, left in its wake death and destruction. The grim toll was 235 seamen drowned, ten ships sunk, and more than twenty others driven ashore. Here on Lake Huron, all 178 crewmen on the eight ships claimed by its waters were lost. For sixteen terrible hours gales of cyclonic fury made man and his machines helpless.
 
Erected 1957 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number S0110.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 24.186′ N, 82° 32.389′ W. Marker is near Port Sanilac, Michigan, in Sanilac County. Marker can be reached from South Lakeshore Road (Michigan Route 25) one mile from E. Washington Road. Click for map. Located in a roadside park near the intersection of Washington Road. Marker is in this post office area: Port Sanilac MI 48469, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Loop-Harrison House (approx. 1.5 miles away); Museum Church (approx. 1.5 miles away); Platt's General Store (approx.
The Great Storm of 1913 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 26, 2011
2. The Great Storm of 1913 Marker
1.5 miles away); Anchor (approx. 1.5 miles away); Masonic and Town Hall (approx. 2 miles away); Patrick J. Tierney (approx. 9.3 miles away); Old Town Hall and Masonic Temple (approx. 9.3 miles away); Sanilac County Sesquicentennial Celebration (approx. 9.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Port Sanilac.
 
Categories. DisastersWaterways & Vessels
 
Cover of the Detroit News, Nov. 13, 1913 image. Click for full size.
3. Cover of the Detroit News, Nov. 13, 1913
Detailing the Great Lakes Storm of 1913. The mystery-boat in the picture was the carrier Charles S. Price.
Wave breaking on the shore of Lake Michigan by Lincoln Park image. Click for full size.
By Chicago Daily News, Inc.
4. Wave breaking on the shore of Lake Michigan by Lincoln Park
While a man watches from High Bridge
Ruins of life saving station image. Click for full size.
By Detroit Publishing Co., November 9, 1913
5. Ruins of life saving station
Point Aux Barques, Mich., after storm, Nov. 9, 1913 Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
 
 
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