The Awesome Power of the Great Lakes

cshortridge73
11th August 2012, 23:39
5 Pictures are attached

lakercapt
12th August 2012, 02:59
Was not on the Great Lakes but in mid Atlantic.
The person that took these photoghraphs will attest to that.

kewl dude
12th August 2012, 05:14
These are on the Great Lakes, the Joe Block on Lake Michigan - attached

http://pics.boatnerd.com/popular?g2_albumId=7&g2_itemId=509207

http://pics.boatnerd.com/popular?g2_albumId=7&g2_itemId=509210

and:

http://www.boatnerd.com/pictures/fleet/lewisjkuber.htm

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Wave breaks over the deck of the Sparrows Point November 1990 in heavy weather on Lake Michigan. Dave Cook.

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Greg Hayden

cshortridge73
12th August 2012, 12:40
Thanks Greg for providing these. To me these are some awesome shots.

Thanks again.

kewl dude
12th August 2012, 19:48
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Charles_S_Price_before_1913_Great_Lakes_storm .png

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The Charles S. Price in the St. Clair River in 1912

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http://www.greatlakesdivecenter.com/sites_mi_swmich_price.html

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Vessel Type: Propeller, wood, bulk freight
Constructed: 1910, American Shipbuilding, Lorain, OH hull# 381
Specifications: 504x54x30, 6322g 4901n
Date Lost: 1913, Nov 10
Place Lost: 10.5 mi, 18 deg N of Port Gratiot light
Body of Water: Huron (Sanilac Shores Preserve)
Type of Loss: Storm
Lives Lost: 28 (All Hands)
Cargo: Coal
Notes: She capsized and sank in the "Big Storm" of 1913. She probably encountered the lost REGINA (qv) in the maelstrom, as some crewmen of the two vessels were found to wear the lifejackets of the other. She floated upside-down near the shipping lane for several days and created a sensation as a "mystery ship" until divers went down and read her name off the side. Location: About 11 miles southeast (141 degrees) off Lexington Harbor. Lat/Lon: 43 09.175/82 21.174

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I doubted the wood hull so looked some more and found this:

http://drc.library.bgsu.edu/handle/2374.BGSU/1242

This lists a steel hull. The Charles S Price was a Hanna Line vessel, I worked for Hanna 1960-1966, the first vessel I sailed in 1960 the Edmund W. Mudge, was built in 1911. Hand fired coal burner, 1750 HP triple, two, three furnace Scotch boilers. I was a Coalpasser.

http://apps.detnews.com/apps/history/index.php?id=197

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The night 12 ships vanished on the Great Lakes

By Stoddard White / The Detroit News

Ships Destroyed:

Argus, 436 feet long, 24 dead
Charles S. Price, 524 feet long, 28 dead
Halsted (barge), 191 feet long, 0 dead
H. B. Smith, 545 feet long, 23 dead
Howard M. Hanna, Jr., 500 feet long, 0 dead
Hydrus, 436 feet long, 24 dead
Isaac M. Scott, 524 feet long, 28 dead
James Carruthers, 550 feet long, 24 dead
John A. McGean, 452 feet long, 23 dead
L. C. Waldo, 472 feet long, 0 dead
Leafield, 269 feet long, l8 dead
Lightship 82, 105 feet long, 6 dead
Louisiana, 287 feet long, 0 dead
Major, 303 feet long, 0 dead
Matoa, 310 feet long, 0 dead
Plymouth (barge), 225 feet long, 7 dead
Regina, 269 feet long, 25 dead
Turret Chief, 273 feet long, 0 dead
Wexford, 270 feet long, l8 dead

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Attached left to right Charles S Price St. Clair River 1912, turned turtle Charles S Price 1913, Edmund W. Mudge

Greg Hayden

Woodbutcher
13th August 2012, 22:00
Excellent pictures,when I told people that we had to secure loose stuff on deck during heavy weather on the Great Lakes they thought that I was spinning a yarn.