100 year old wreck found in Lake Superior

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  1. claydog
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  2. Eric Sponberg
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    That ship sank off Marquette where I grew up an learned how to sail. I still have a summer home there and will be there in August.

    Eric
     
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    What sort of "gale" lasts over three days?
     

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    Storm of 1913

    "an extratropical cyclone, originated as the convergence of two major storm fronts, fueled by the lakes' relatively warm waters—a seasonal process called a "November gale". It produced 90 mph (145 km/h) wind gusts, waves over 35 feet (11 m) high, and whiteout snowsqualls from November 7 through November 10, 1913. The storm was most powerful on November 9, battering and overturning ships on four of the five Great Lakes, particularly Lake Huron. Deceptive lulls in the storm and the slow pace of weather reports contributed to the storm's destructiveness. The deadliest and most destructive natural disaster ever to hit the lakes, the Great Lakes Storm killed more than 250 people,[2][3]destroyed 19 ships, and stranded 19 others."
     
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