“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

Recipe for Disaster: Search and Rescue in the Blizzard of ‘78

In February 1978 a blizzard hit the Northeast of the US. On land and on sea weather was wreaking  havoc. Around 5:00 PM on February 6, 1978 the oil tanker, Global Hope, contacted the Coast Guard in Gloucester, Massachusetts. The … Continue reading