100 years ago this week, the deadliest storm ever hit the Great Lakes. What’s known as the White Hurricane delivered a one-two punch of blizzard conditions and 90 mile an hour winds.
In its wake, it left more than 250 mariners dead and a dozen ships driven to the bottom.
It’s nearly a lost episode in Great Lakes lore except to those in the maritime trades. But meteorologist Jim Keysor with the National Weather Service in Gaylord thinks it’s important to remember.