The Last Laker


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, making it a veritable holy grail among the searchers, 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. He unwraps the mystery of why some boats made it while others did not, where the vessels disappeared and how the weather took them all by surprise.