Wreck of the Carl D.: A True Story of Loss, Survival, and Rescue at Sea
On November 18, 1958, a 623-foot limestone carrier—caught in one of the most violent storms in Lake Michigan history—broke in two and sank in less than five minutes. Four of the 35-person crew escaped to a small raft, to which they clung in total darkness, braving 30-foot waves and frigid temperatures. As the storm raged on, a search-and-rescue mission hunted for survivors, while the frantic citizens of nearby Rogers City, Michigan, the hardscrabble town that was home to 26 members of the Carl D. Bradley's crew, anxiously awaited word of their loved ones' fates. In Wreck of the Carl D., Michael Schumacher reconstructs the terrible accident, perilous search, and chilling aftermath for the small Michigan town so intimately affected by the tragedy.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - setnahkt - LibraryThing
Another gales of November come early story; in this case, November 18, 1958. The Carl D. Bradley was 623-foot self-unloading bulk carrier, based out of Rogers City, Michigan, and returning to port in ... Read full review
WRECK OF THE CARL D.: A True Story of Loss, Survival, and Rescue at SeaUser Review - Kirkus
Nonfiction veteran Schumacher (Mr. Basketball, 2007, etc.) gives a graphic account of a 50-year-old maritime disaster.On November 18, 1958, the limestone carrier Carl D. Bradley suddenly sunk to the ... Read full review