The day was cloudy and threatening, so he decided to wait until the next day. Gordon Lightfoot made it the subject of his 1976 hit song "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald". No other ships had been seen and none could be found. [14] Storm-force winds and heavy snows accompanied the cyclone's passage. As daylight came, the captain was able to get his ship behind Presque Isle (Erie, Pennsylvania), where they rode out the storm for the next 24 hours. As they were crossing Lake Superior the winter storm blew in. Critical fire weather conditions are forecast over portions of California today and Tuesday due to dry conditions and strong offshore winds. [6], For a brief time, the cyclone moved southeastward over Lake Huron. Anthony Szymanski 51,805 views. Menacing storm clouds that began in the US were seen moving across Lake Huron and further into Ontario, Canada.The video was filmed at Pinery Provincial Park in Ontario on 20 July 2019 and includes some time-lapse footage. [28], Once again it was a November storm that took the lives of men and their ship. KITCHENER -- Waterspouts over Lake Huron on Monday provided a sight for many, with reports from several communities along the shoreline. [21], The James B. Colgate had just finished loading coal and set sail from Buffalo, New York bound for Fort William, Ontario (now Thunder Bay). Here, the headwind had increased so they hove to about noon and were able to pull into an inlet out of the wind and make camp. In the middle of the night, the raft was flipped and the coal passer did not return. There were reports of heavy rain as far north as Duluth that day. It was the first time such a storm has ever been recorded over the Great Lakes region. The SS Anna C. Minch foundered, broke in two and sank nearby with the loss of all 24 crew. The shallowest lake, Lake Erie, sometimes sees storm surge rises of 8 or 10 feet. (WDIV) Creeping erosion is just feet away from three homes in Lexington, Michigan, on the shore of Lake Huron. [15], In 1913, from the ninth of November through the twelfth, all five lakes were turned into cauldrons of rolling water by a unique combination of weather patterns. While only four ships were lost, nearly all the men of these crews were lost to the tempest of the storm-tossed lake. [3], Hurricane Hazel entered the Great Lakes region as an extratropical storm just west of Toronto. Winds were reported in excess of 50 kn (58 mph; 93 km/h) with waves running up to 35 feet (11 m). Environment Canada has issued a Gale Warning for both Lake Huron and Lake St. Clair, which has prompted a flood watch being issued on Sunday morning, November 1, by the St. Clair Region Conservation Authority. The lake freighter SS William B. Davock sank with all 33 hands in Lake Michigan south of Pentwater, Michigan. From there, they made their way to Outard Point. Filer, a wooden schooner of 45 years, was headed from Buffalo to Saugatuck, Michigan with a load of coal. [27], On April 30, 1967, a storm in Duluth, Minnesota took the lives of three teenage boys and Coast Guardsman Edgar Culbertson. There were but a few ships in the harbor. The wind rose and the waves grew in height. Settling into the lake, soon the boilers were extinguished and the Butters was at the mercy of the storm. The system resembled a subtropical cyclone at its peak, having some characteristics of a tropical cyclone. [3][4] Although the center of the storm was tracked over Chicago and other highly populated areas, no other inland region reported similar damage. One life raft was found and a coal passer, the engineer and the captain took refuge. The Billings approached to give aid. This makes it unique among Great Lakes storms. The storm further whitened sections of the Upper Midwest with the region's first significant snow Tuesday night and Wednesday. 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