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Library to host author of book on Great Lakes hurricane

Author Michael Schumacher will give a presentation on his book, "November's Fury: The Deadly Great Lakes Hurricane of 1913" at noon Friday, May 16, at the Cloquet Public Library.

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Author Michael Schumacher will give a presentation on his book, “November’s Fury: The Deadly Great Lakes Hurricane of 1913” at noon Friday, May 16, at the Cloquet Public Library.

The ultimate story of man versus nature, November’s Fury recounts the dramatic events that unfolded over four days in 1913 when a freshwater hurricane of epic proportions became the deadliest storm in Great Lakes maritime history. Schumacher brings this violent storm to terrifying life, from its first stirrings through its slow-mounting destructive fury (including the deaths of 250 sailors) to its profound aftereffects, many still felt today.

Schumacher is the author of “Mighty Fitz: The Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” recognized as a 2006 Michigan Notable Book, and “Wreck of the Carl D.,” as well as a number of documentaries on Great Lakes shipwrecks and lighthouses.

The public is invited during the noon hour for what is sure to be a fascinating talk and slideshow.

For questions, contact the library at 218-879-1531.

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