The Last Laker

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by Frederick Stonehouse

In 1913, a mighty “White Hurricane” ripped through the Great Lakes and inflicted the greatest loss of life and vessels from a single storm to date. For a century, one wreck in particular, SS Henry B. Smith, eluded divers and confounded maritime experts.

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Finding a Wreck Lost in the Great Lakes’ Deadliest Storm

In 1913, a mighty “White Hurricane” ripped through the Great Lakes and inflicted the greatest loss of life and vessels from a single storm to date. For a century, one wreck in particular, SS Henry B. Smith, eluded divers and confounded maritime experts.

Maritime historian and prolific author Frederick Stonehouse tells the riveting tale of the deadly storm and illuminates the fascinating search for and eventual discovery of the lost Smith and explores why some boats made it while others did not, where the vessels disappeared and how the weather took them all by surprise.

Listen to an interview with Fred on Michigan’s WKAR: Part 1, Part 2.

224 pages, 5 ½” x 8 ½”, black-and-white and color photos, softcover.
ISBN: 978-1-938229-23-7.
Item Number: LS1219.