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So Terrible a Storm

A Tale of Fury on Lake Superior

So Terrible a Storm

Curt Brown

Format: Paperback, 320 Pages
ISBN: 9780760340127
Publisher: Voyageur Press
Illustrations: 32 b/w photos, 2 diagrams
Size: 6 x 9
Weight: 0.06 lb.
Published: May. 4, 2011
Price: $14.99
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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.

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

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