Fish Creek, Wis. (October 11, 2022) – Gibraltar Historical Association invites you to attend our last Gibraltar Talks of the season. Our talks center around the history of Gibraltar, historical events, music from the past, and the celebration of our historic buildings.
Nicknamed the “White Hurricane,” the Storm of 1913 was the deadliest and most destructive storm ever to hit the Great Lakes. Join us as we reassemble the pieces that led to the sinking of 12 ships and commemorate the 250 sailors lost in a storm that savagely raged for days over the waters of the Great lakes.
It has been Gibraltar Historical Association’s wish to have a presentation on the Storm known as November’s Fury, the White Hurricane, for over a decade. Several knowledgeable speakers have been sought, with the best plans falling through. Several years ago, a discussion with Russ Haack created a spark that grew and grew. This talk was to take place in the fall of 2020, and again, a pandemic dismantled the plans.
We are excited to announce Russ has not given up; he has become an expert on the topic. Russ is a USCG licensed Master Captain with 45,000 miles of experience at the helm. He will share his knowledge on the subject and perspective from a Captain’s view.
During this talk, questions that will come to mind are. How did this disaster happen? Was it simply an act of God? The unpredictable wrath of Mother Nature? When 250 lives were lost, 12 ships were taken to graves, and 31 more vessels were pounded on rocks or driven hard ashore. It is our nature to demand an answer. By the end of this talk, you will each decide whether it was greed, a flawed weather system, or poor ship designs for extreme weather.
Gibraltar Historical Association’s non-profit goal is to pass on history from one generation to the next, educate its residents and visitors with stories from the past, and preserve the Alexander Noble House and similar historic buildings.
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