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eBook Wreck of the Carl D.: A True Story of Loss, Survival, and Rescue at Sea ePub

by Michael Schumacher

  • ISBN: 159691484X
  • Category: Americas
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Michael Schumacher
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA; 1 edition (October 28, 2008)
  • Pages: 272
  • ePub book: 1867 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1534 kb
  • Other: mobi txt doc lrf
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 149

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Wreck of the Carl D book.

Wreck of the Carl D book. Young deckhand, Richard J. Book, became my muse, and Michael included just enough information that it was easy to find Richard's brother Mel, in Earling, Iowa.

Another gales of November come early story; in this case, November 18, 1958

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Wreck of the Carl D. A True Story of Loss, Survival and Rescue at Sea by Michael Schumacher. On November 18, 1958, a 623-foot limestone carrier - caught in one of the most violent storms in Lake Michigan history - broke in two and sank in less than five minutes. Four of the 35-person crew escaped to a small raft, to which they clung in total darkness, braving 30-foot waves and frigid temperatures

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Wreck of the Carl . Michael Schumacher. by Michael Schumacher. Publishing on the 50th anniversary of the wreck, Schumacher's dramatic follow up to Mighty Fitz is a wonderful addition to the literature of the Great Lakes and maritime history

Wreck of the Carl . Publishing on the 50th anniversary of the wreck, Schumacher's dramatic follow up to Mighty Fitz is a wonderful addition to the literature of the Great Lakes and maritime history. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

Schumacher does a great job of telling the story from every angle. Written in excellent style which keeps the reader feel like s/he is reading a novel, the book leaves you with a appreciation of the power of the Lakes and a sorrow for those who were lost. Looks at the families and troubles they went through dealing with the lose of loved ones and the companies attitudes taken.

A fitting tribute to a powerful ship, the men who died aboard it, and the town that still mourns its loss, Schumacher's compelling follow up to Mighty Fitz is a wonderful addition to the literature of the Great Lakes and maritime history.

Publishing on the 50th anniversary of the wreck, Schumacher's dramatic follow up to Mighty Fitz is a wonderful addition to the literature of the Great Lakes and maritime history.

By Michael Schumacher. Wreck of the Carl D. Michael Schumacher

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By the author of Mighty Fitz, the dramatic account of the sinking of the Carl D. Bradley on Lake Michigan, published on the fiftieth anniversary of the wreck.

At approximately 5:30 P.M. on November 18, 1958, the Carl D. Bradley, a 623-foot limestone carrier caught in one of the most violent storms in Lake Michigan history, snapped in two and sank within minutes. Four of the thirty-five man crew escaped to a small raft, where they hung on in total darkness, braving massive waves and frigid temperatures. As the storm raged on, a search-and-rescue mission hunted for survivors, while the frantic citizens of nearby Rogers City, the tiny Michigan hometown to twenty-six members of the Bradley crew, anxiously awaited word of their loved ones' fates.

In Wreck of the Carl D., Michael Schumacher reconstructs, in dramatic detail, the tragic accident, the perilous search-and-rescue mission, and the chilling aftermath for the small town so intimately affected by the tragedy. A fitting tribute to a powerful ship, the men who died aboard it, and the town that still mourns its loss, Schumacher's compelling follow up to Mighty Fitz is a wonderful addition to the literature of the Great Lakes and maritime history.

Comments

LivingCross LivingCross
The Edmund Fitzgerald gets most of the attention nowadays from writers, but Mr. Schumacher does his part by bring out the less told stories of Great Lake shipwrecks. The Carl D. sank in Lake Michigan in a fierce storm in 1958 and two of 33 survived. Schumacher does a great job of telling the story from every angle. There is discussion of the life of the ship, problems with the ship before the storm, the sinking, the story of the survivors, the story of the searchers, and the memory. Written in excellent style which keeps the reader feel like s/he is reading a novel, the book leaves you with a appreciation of the power of the Lakes and a sorrow for those who were lost.
Akinonris Akinonris
Four-and-half stars here for Michael Schumacher's well-told/documented/written book about one of the most tragic Great Lakes shipwrecks. I had just finished his book "Mighty Fitz", a similarly written book on the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald in Lake Superior in Nov of 1975. The Carl D. Bradley was a self-unloading limestone freighter that broke apart off the eastern coast of northern Lake Michigan on Nov 18, 1958. I was nine years old, living in Petoskey, MI at the time and when the news hit the airwaves my dad made us aware that most of the men on board the Carl D. were from Rogers City, MI, just across the 'mitten' on the west coast of Lake Huron. There were only 2 survivors out of the 35 men aboard, and Schumacher's really done his homework with this book. A worthy read with lots of backgound on the sailors, their families, and the magnitude of the impact on the community of Rogers City.
Rare Rare
Prior to November 1975 and the loss of the Edmund Fitzgerald in a Lake Superior storm, the wreck of the Carl D. Bradley, a limestone transporter, was the most-cited Great Lakes disaster. Like the Fitz, the end came very suddenly and unexpectedly; unlike the Fitz there were survivors, and Schumacher tells the gripping story of their rescue in the nick of time. Most of the crew were from one small town in Michigan, and their loss had a profound impact on many related families. Schumacher knows the lakes, and weaves a fascinating account.
Umi Umi
A good account of the lives and lose of life of the steamer Carl D. Bradley and what life was like back in the late 1950's. Looks at the families and troubles they went through dealing with the lose of loved ones and the companies attitudes taken. Past history of the working life of the steam boat is a vital part of understanding what happened and gives insight to what may have lead to the lose of the Bradley and in later years the steam boat Edmund Fitzgerald later. Companies trying to get every last pound of material onboard every trip may look good on the books but the cost it eventually came to came at the ultimate cost to the crew and families. You will feel the storm and the cold and the hear the wind moaning in the rigging and the roar of the waves washing the decks before she goes under. Later on the raft hear the roar of the waves coming down on the men and help them hold on until morning. Until daylight and rescue.
Whiteflame Whiteflame
Very interesting book and well researched and written. This reads like fiction. I hope Schumacher continues to document shipwrecks of the Great Lakes.
Clever Clever
The book was very good and got deeper into what happened than the other books I've read about ship wrecks. I did find a couple of mistakes that ought to be fixed. First @location 976 it says "proceeded along the north shore of the UP", if you are in Lake Michigan it's the south shore. Funeral is spelled wrong at 2582 and last the ship was launched in 1927 and sank in 1958 which is 31 years not 21 at location 2831. Other than those couple of editing mistakes it was an excellent book.
Adokelv Adokelv
I've read books about Great Lakes freighters since I was a child. One of the shipwrecks most intetesting to me was that of the Carl D. Bradley. By focusing on Rogers City, where most of the crew was from, the story of the wreck became more poignant, and fleshed out this tragedy.
Must read for those interested in the Great Lakes.