On a Pocket of Air and a Prayer: Laverne Herbert

Soooooo, according to popular consensus I have fallen off the face of the planet. I’ve actually wondered about that one myself. If reality hadn’t come around and smacked me in the face I would probably still be thinking that was true. … Continue reading

Printed Words

Here we are in March and I have  not posted one new article in the fresh new year. Boo-hoo, now I feel really bad. Bad, J.G. Last October I received news that I would finally be “in print”. My biography … Continue reading

“What the ice gets, the ice keeps”: Endurance Expedition

“As ice pushed from three different directions converging at one point, which happened to be where Endurance sat, the ship shuddered as she was twisted. And then she began to take on water. If they wanted to save Endurance, the crew would have to move fast. The water was pumped … Continue reading

“We’re Holding Our Own”: SS Edmund Fitzgerald

On 10 November 1975 a ferocious storm swirled over Lake Superior, the result of two weather systems clashing. It was one of the worst storms in the collective memory of many experiencing it. And caught in the middle was the … Continue reading

The Bull and the Cobra: Typhoon Cobra

18 December 1944. The Philippine Sea. Under Admiral William “Bull” Halsey Task Force 38 steamed for a rendezvous point where they would meet up with Task Force 30.8 (refueling) and Task Force 30.7 (anti-submarine “guard” for TF 30.8). TF 38 would refuel … Continue reading

Misery on Lake Michigan: SS Carl D. Bradley

In July 1927 the Carl D. Bradley was finally fit for service in the Bradley Transportation Fleet. As one of the largest ships on the Great Lakes, the Bradley was received by the public of Rogers City, Michigan with great … Continue reading