1913 blizzard remembered in upcoming Holland presentation
David Moore April 8, 2013 | WGVU
A killer blizzard that devastated parts of West Michigan 100 years ago forms the
backdrop of an annual presentation on discoveries of sunken ships.The
Great Storm of 1913 took its toll not only inland, but also on Lake
Michigan.WGVU’s David Moore reports.
was-and still is legendary-a storm like nothing ever before seen on this side
of the state. The plight of one of the doomed craft, the barge Plymouth, wasn't discovered until a message in a bottle washed ashore near Hart.
Rich, Director of the Michigan Shipwrecks Research Association, said “The white
hurricane, the big blow, the great storm-it has several nicknames.The blizzard killed so many people-farmers
out in their fields, and hunters up in the woods and of course, sailors out on
the Great Lakes.There were at least a
dozen significant shipwrecks that weekend.”
century later, researchers are still searching for four of them.
Great Storm of 1913 is one of five
segments on the program.This year’s Beneath
the Inland Seas is Saturday April 20 at 7:00pm at Holland’s Knickerbocker Theatre.
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