Wreck of the Carl D.: A True Story of Loss, Survival, and Rescue at Sea

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Indiana University Press, 2010 - History - 245 pages

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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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 Sea

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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

Contents

Wreck of the Carl D
1
Insert
120
Epilogue
181
The Crew of the Carl D Bradley
195
Appendix
197
Glossary
225
Bibliography
229
Acknowledgments
235
Index
239
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Michael Schumacher is author of nine books, including Francis Ford Coppola, There but for Fortune, Crossroads, Dharma Lion, and The Mighty Fitz.

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