A PERFECT STORM REMEMBERED STARTING SATURDAY
The phrase "perfect storm" may be overused, but the Storm of 1913 certainly is worthy. It centered over Lake Huron for four days back in November 100 years ago and was responsible for the loss of over 250 sailors, as well as stranding over a dozen ships and 19 other ships being lost, with some having yet to be located. The Port Huron Museum will be featuring the event in a special exhibit starting Saturday, with the museum's Susan Bennett telling us about some of the highlights, including a special Blue Water Chautauqua at McMorran on Saturday the 21st. Bennett says the Storm of 1913 happened at a turning point in the United States for commerce, transportation and society at large. It greatly impacted on Great Lakes shipping procedures and how sailors and cargo were protected. The exhibit runs through January. For more information go online to phmuseum.org.