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So Terrible a Storm: A Tale of Fury on Lake Superior
     

So Terrible a Storm: A Tale of Fury on Lake Superior

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by Curt Brown
 

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“Not since Sebastian Junger in The Perfect Storm has a writer captured so well the fury of the seas as Curt Brown.” —The Maritime Executive Through masterful research and elegant prose, Curt Brown traces the devastating intersection of nature’s fury and corporate greed. It was Thanksgiving week 1905, and the industry

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“Not since Sebastian Junger in The Perfect Storm has a writer captured so well the fury of the seas as Curt Brown.” —The Maritime Executive Through masterful research and elegant prose, Curt Brown traces the devastating intersection of nature’s fury and corporate greed. It was Thanksgiving week 1905, and the industry bosses wanted one last run before the shipping season ended; the bottom line depended on it. The tragedy that followed led to the building of Split Rock Lighthouse—and went down in history as one of the nation’s worst shipping disasters. The explosive squall caught nearly 30 vessels on Lake Superior. In the wake of the storm, weather forecasting and shipbuilding were forever changed. Drawn from the accounts of witnesses and survivors, So Terrible a Storm is a must-read.

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Not since Sebastian Junger in The Perfect Storm has a writer captured so well the fury of the seas as Curt Brown. -- The Maritime Executive

“Brown's book makes a necessary addition to any Boat Nerd's shelf, with many seldom-seen photographs. It also provides great reading for anyone who spends time traveling up and down the shoreline of our own vast unsalted sea.” - Star Tribune

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ISBN-13:
9781610602556
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
05/04/2011
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
377,247
File size:
46 MB
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 “Brown's book makes a necessary addition to any Boat Nerd's shelf, with many seldom-seen photographs. It also provides great reading for anyone who spends time traveling up and down the shoreline of our own vast unsalted sea.” - Star Tribune

Not since Sebastian Junger in The Perfect Storm has a writer captured so well the fury of the seas as Curt Brown. —  The Maritime Executive

Meet the Author

Curt Brown is a general assignment reporter at the Minneapolis Star Tribune, where he has worked for twenty years. He has a B.A. in American history and researched this story for five years. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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So Terrible a Storm: A Tale of Fury on Lake Superior 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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ScribeMD More than 1 year ago
This is a great read. Considering the limited resources available to author Curt Brown, the research is outstanding and the retelling is captivating. At the heart of the storm, the book is a can't-put-it-down page-turner. The back stories of the crews and the key characters in Duluth add greatly to the story of the epic storm that struck early in the century.
MinneapolisReader More than 1 year ago
A great book for anyone interested in Lake Superior, Diving in Lake Superior or boating on it. Bought it for a gift for spouse and he rated it a five. He really enjoyed reading it. I did also.
YorkistJo More than 1 year ago
There's something buried deep down in our collective pasts that seems to yearn for a good, adventurous shipwreak story.
Although this book is non-fiction and a social history, it foot the bill for me. As a life long Minnesotan, and having lived through several blizzards, although (thankfully) on land, I was able to visualize the blinding snow and imagine clearly the shreaking winds. In fact, I found myself shivering through the passages dealing with the freezing spray!
My only regret is that I didn't have the opportunity to read this while spending a weekend on the north shore in early December,2008 as booming ten-foot waves were crashing against the rocks below me,and after viewing three huge frieghters "crabbing" along slantwise near shore during the storm in the darkness!