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Great Lakes ships transported iron ore, coal grain in all weather conditions. For anyone who says " they are just big lakes, how bad can they get?", it can get real ugly.....

Though we all remember the 2010 once in a lifetime storm that caused terrible flooding around the Milwaukee area, few of us have seen anything like the dramatic 1913 Great Lakes hurricane, which toppled ships, killed hundreds sailors - and folks on shore, too - from Lake Superior and Lake Michigan to Lake Huron. Thanks to Milwaukee author Michael Schumacher we can learn more about the four-day storm that raged through the Great Lakes, including Milwaukee, in November 1913.

Charles S. Price: 28 victims of the Great Lakes Storm of 1913. The wreck was found hull-up after the storm and it took two days for divers to positively identify her as the Price. She later sank. Most of the bodies of the Price's crew washed up on nearby beaches after the storm, several wearing lifejackets from the also doomed freighter Regina, which has led to speculation that the ship's crews somehow made contact before they both sank.