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Ludington in Mason County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Armistice Day Storm

 
 
Armistice Day Storm Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 27, 2016
1. Armistice Day Storm Marker
Inscription.

On November 11, 1940, a severe storm swept the Great Lakes area. As it crossed Lake Michigan ships and seamen fought to reach safety away from its blinding winds and towering seas. Between Big and Little Points Sable the freighters William B. Davock and Anna C. Minch foundered with the loss of all hands. The crew of the Novadoc, driven aground south of Pentwater battled icy winds and water for two days before being rescued by local fishermen. At Ludington the car-ferry City of Flint 32 was driven ashore, her holds flooded to prevent further damage. Elsewhere lives were lost and ships damaged in one of Lake Michigan's greatest storms.
 
Erected 1971 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number S0318.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 57.496′ N, 86° 27.582′ W. Marker is in Ludington, Michigan, in Mason County. Marker is on Lakeshore Drive (State Highway 116) north of Pere Marquette Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Stearns Park, Ludington MI 49431, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this

Armistice Day Storm Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 27, 2016
2. Armistice Day Storm Marker
marker. S.S. City of Flint 32 (here, next to this marker); War Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); S.S. Pere Marquette 18 (about 600 feet away); World War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); "The Abbie" (approx. 0.3 miles away); "Sport Fishing" (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mason County / Mason County Courthouse (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ludington.
 
Also see . . .
1. Armistice Day Storm: November 11, 1940. (Submitted on October 1, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Armistice Day Storm: November 11, 1940. (Submitted on October 1, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. DisastersWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on October 1, 2016.
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