The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Lake Superior Lashed by Fifty-Mile Gale
Globe (Toronto, ON), 10 Nov 1913, p. 1

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Lake Superior Lashed by Fifty-Mile Gale
Storm Ranging for the Past Thirty-six Hours
Steamers Sheathed in Ice
More Than Fifty Vessels Lying at Anchor Between Soo and Whitefish Point -- Necessary to Thaw Ice Off Front of Wheelhouse

(Canadian Press Despatch)

Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Nov. 9.-- Lake Superior has been lashed by a fifty-mile gale for the past thirty-six hours. Steamers arriving at the Soo to-day from Lake Superior ports are all heavily coated with ice. The Northern Navigation Company steamer Saronic was sheathed with ice as she steamed into the canal approach on the Canadian side.

"We never had a letup form the we left Duluth," said Captain W. J. Story of the Maricopa to-night. "The gale blew fifty miles an hour all the way down Superior. The ice gathered fast on our boat. It was necessary at times to thaw it away from the front of our wheel-house in order to see. The furious wind, coupled with the freezing temperature, made it one of the fiercest trips I have experienced for years."

More than fifty steamers are lying at anchor between the Soo and Whitefish Point awaiting an abatement of the storm. Practically nothing that passed the Soo during the last thirty-six hours has gone past Whitefish Point. The steamer Farrell of the of the Pittsburg fleet lost both her anchors off Gross cap Point last night and returned to the Soo to-day. Downbound steamers are lying up at the docks tonight. Considerable difficulty is being experienced in locking to-day on account of the low water caused by the high wind."

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Lake Superior Lashed by Fifty-Mile Gale