Ohio & Michigan's Oldest and Largest Latino / Hispanic Newspaper

Since 1989




    media kit    ad specs    classified ad rates    about us    contact us


The “Big Blow”: Disaster Strikes – The Great Lakes Storm of 1913

If you want to learn about the deadliest disaster ever to hit the Great Lakes, come to The Six Lost Lorain Boats in the Great Storm of 1913 at Lorain Public Library System’s Main Library on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 at 7 p.m. The Main Library is located at 351 W. Sixth St. in Lorain.

Preregistration is required and is available online at LorainPublicLibrary.org or by calling the Main Library at 440-244-1192 or 1-800-322-READ, ext. 450. Matthew Weisman from the Lorain Historical Society will present this local history program. 

The Great Lakes Storm of 1913—historically referred to as the “Big Blow,” the “Freshwater Fury,” or the “White Hurricane”—was a blizzard with hurricane-force winds that devastated the Great Lakes basin in the Midwestern United States and the Canadian province of Ontario from Nov. 7 through Nov. 10, 1913.

The storm was most powerful on Nov. 9, battering and overturning ships on four of the five Great Lakes, particularly Lake Huron. Deceptive lulls in the storm and the slow pace of weather reports contributed to the storm’s destructiveness.

The most destructive natural disaster to hit the lakes, the Great Lakes Storm destroyed 19 ships and stranded 19 others. More than 250 people lost their lives in this storm.

For more information, call the Main Library at 440-244-1192 or 1-800-322-READ, ext. 450.

Copyright © 1989 to 2014 by [LaPrensa Publications Inc.]. All rights reserved.
Revised: 01/28/14 21:55:17 -0800.




Web laprensa





«Tinta con sabor»     Ink with flavor!



Spanglish Weekly/Semanal

Your reliable source for current Latino news and Hispanic events with English and Spanish articles.
Contact us at [email protected] or call (419) 870-6565



Culturas Publication, Inc. d.b.a. La Prensa Newspaper

© Copyrighted by  Culturas Publication, Inc. 2012