Pages: 186 Size: 6x9
Illustrations: 20 black and white images
The reading of Freshwater Fury is exciting and holds our interest until the saga is complete…an exciting human drama.
— Henry D. Brown
Up and down the Great Lakes, wherever captains and seamen met, one of the chief topics of conversation is still the Great Storm—the worst disaster in Great Lakes history. By men of the Lakes, November 9, 1913 will always be remembered as Black Sunday, for it brought death to hundreds of their companions and destruction to scores of ships of the Lakes fleet. Each man who survived the Storm has a fascinating story to tell.
Freshwater Fury is the first comprehensive history of the Great Storm. Author Frank Barcus, who has met and talked with many survivors during his trips on Lakes freighters over the past twenty years, presents here their vivid eye-witness accounts. The many drawings, maps, and diagrams executed by the author add pictorial interest to the story of this dramatic struggle between men and the elements.
The reading of Freshwater Fury is exciting and holds our interest until the saga is complete . . . an exciting human drama. Mr Barcus' drawings of scenes of the storm add a touch often lacking with such events, which obviously have no photographic record.
– Henry D. Brown, former Director, Detroit Historical Museum