True Tales of the Great Lakes
Boyer's painstaking research has uncovered many long-forgotten adventures and tragedies of freshwater ships and sailors. Relive the dramatic events that took place on each of the lakes during the terrible storm of 1913, a four-day weather convulsion in which twelve ships and their crews vanished forever, and approximately 300 sailors perished. Here too is the tragic story and the bitter aftermath of the capsizing of the excursion steamer Eastland, which sank in the Chicago River in 1915 with a loss of 835 lives. These and many other fascinating stories are brought to life in this volume.