Wreck of the Carl D.

Wreck of the Carl D.

A True Story of Loss, Survival, and Rescue at Sea
Michael Schumacher
Distribution: World
Publication date: 09/13/2010
Format: Paperback 30 b&w illus., 1 map
ISBN: 978-0-253-22258-9
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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.

Author Bio

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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Wreck of the Carl D.
The Crew of the Carl D. Bradley

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