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Great Storm of 1913 and Sailors Memorial

 
 
Storm of 1913 Remembered Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 5, 2014
1. Storm of 1913 Remembered Marker (Side A)
Inscription.

[Side A]
On November 7-10, 1913, two major storms collided over the Great Lakes. This created hurricane like winds that lasted over 16 hours, producing waves over forty feet tall. As the storm intensified, temperatures dropped below freezing, triggering a major blizzard across the Great Lakes region, preventing many ships from reaching the safety of the St. Clair River.

When the storm passed, fears became reality. The overturned hull of a large ship could be seen offshore, just 11 miles North of where you stand. Days later, this "Mystery Ship" was confirmed to be the Charles S Price, from which there were no survivors.

The losses were staggering. All told, over 19 ships were a total loss, another 50 ships were damaged and over 250 lives were lost in the Great Storm of 1913.

[Side B]
Dedicated to the memory of those who are taken from us on our inland seas.

Close in our hearts, you will always stay, Honored and remembered every day.
 
Erected 2013 by Port Huron Museum and Wayne and Donna Brusate.
 
Location. 43° 0.034′ N, 82° 25.466′ W. Marker is in Port Huron, Michigan, in Saint Clair County. Marker is at the intersection of Thomas Edison Parkway
Storm of 1913 Remembered Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 5, 2014
2. Storm of 1913 Remembered Marker (Side B)
and Elmwood Street, on the right when traveling north on Thomas Edison Parkway. Click for map. Monument is in the riverside park, about 0.1 miles north of the Bluewater Bridge to Sarnia, Ontario. Marker is in this post office area: Port Huron MI 48060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The "John S. Martin" (within shouting distance of this marker); Bridging the Blue Waters (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ships on the St. Clair (about 800 feet away); Native Americans (about 800 feet away); Tom Edison at Grand Trunk (about 800 feet away); Immigration (about 800 feet away); All Aboard! (approx. 0.2 miles away); Making Tracks (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Port Huron.
 
Regarding Great Storm of 1913 and Sailors Memorial. Monument is made from a ship propeller blade.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. 'White Hurricane': Remembering the Great Lakes Storm of 1913. (Submitted on August 8, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The "White Hurricane" Storm of November 1913. (Submitted on August 8, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Great Lakes Storm of 1913: A Remembrance. (Submitted on August 8, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Great Storm of 1913 and Sailors Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 5, 2014
3. Great Storm of 1913 and Sailors Memorial
Looking north

4. Remembering the November 1913 "White Hurricane". (Submitted on August 8, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Great Storm of 1913 and Sailors Memorial Dedication. (Submitted on August 8, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. DisastersMan-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 335 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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