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I read the book, and found it very good. Dudley, was a Great Lakes sailor and a weather hound. He was well respected by not only his men, but by fellow sailors and other captions . He's the kind of guy people trusted, because of his consistency. He was safe, and an honorable man. His career showed that. He knew McSorley for years, he knew the Fitzt. and he knew the lakes. I find it very peculiar, that after the Fitz sunk, they got Dudley out of town so he could not testify, as to why he thought the Fitz sunk. He must have had some serious pull with the wrong people. I think we would have found out the Fitz, McSorley and Northwestern Mutual, did in fact have good reason to hid the structural problems the Fitz had. I found the book to be well written, and very factual. I think I'll read it again today.
Review: Night the Fitz Went DownUser Review - Matt Brode - Goodreads
Bishop was a captain on the lake the night of the storm. So another perspective as to the sinking of the Mighty Fitz. Read full review