Armistice Day Storm
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.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Disasters • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Lost at Sea, and the Michigan Historical Commission series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is November 11, 1940.
Location. 43° 57.496′ N, 86° 27.582′ W. Marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this 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. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 1, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 1, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 358 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 1, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.