Wreck Of The Carl D.: A True Story Of Loss, Survival, And Rescue At Sea

Paperback | September 13, 2010

byMichael Schumacher

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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. As the storm raged on, a search-and-rescue mission hunted for survivors, while the frantic citizens of nearby Rogers City, Michigan, the hardscrabble town that was home to 26 members of the Carl D. Bradley's crew, anxiously awaited word of their loved ones' fates. In Wreck of the Carl D., Michael Schumacher reconstructs the terrible accident, perilous search, and chilling aftermath for the small Michigan town so intimately affected by the tragedy.

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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. As the storm raged on, a search-a...

Michael Schumacher is author of nine books, including Francis Ford Coppola, There but for Fortune, Crossroads, Dharma Lion, and The Mighty Fitz.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.69 inPublished:September 13, 2010Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253222583

ISBN - 13:9780253222589

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Table of Contents

Prologue
Wreck of the Carl D.
Epilogue
The Crew of the Carl D. Bradley
Appendix
Glossary
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

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"Schumacher... cover[s] the ship's shaky state, the harrowing wreck and risky rescue with assurance and clarity.... By profiling the Carl D.'s crew and detailing their lives... [he] gives a human face to the tragedy, infusing the book with dramatic substance to match the riveting narrative." -Publishers Weekly