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The Great Lakes' 'White Hurricane' of 1913

Bodies wearing life jackets from the cargo ship Wexford washed ashore near Goderich, Ontario, in November 1913. The ship was one of 12 sunk in the deadliest Great Lakes storm in history, nicknamed the White Hurricane for its blizzard-like conditions and high winds from Nov. 9-11, 1913. While the exact death toll is unknown, it was estimated at 260 to 300.


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The Great Lakes' 'White Hurricane' of 1913