The Deadliest Storm

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One hundred years since a hurricane struck the Great Lakes in November 1913.  Dale Price at Dyspeptic Mutterings gives us the details:

The deadliest storm ever to strike the Great Lakes began a century ago today. Here’s my post from last year about it.
Here is the list of all the ships wrecked in the storm.

The shipwreck location map (click to enlarge). Some locations are approximate, 
as five ships have still not been found.
The overturned hull of the Charles S. Price, the  504 foot long steamer and
“mystery ship” that floated down the St. Clair River before a diver was able 
to go underwater to identify her.
 
 
 
A storm headline.
 
 
 
Finally, Psalm 107 (Douay 106). May God grant rest to the souls of the dead, and guard all who go down to the sea on ships.
In lieu of a ballad on this storm, the video at the top is Gordon Lightfoot’s haunting The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.  For those who die at sea, only one hymn is appropriate:

 

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  1. Eternal Father, strong to save, whose arm hath bound the restless wave; who bids the mighty ocean deep its own appointed limits keep; oh hear us when we cry to thee, for those in peril on the sea. Amen.

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