Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools


TORN IN TWO event at the New Richland Library with Michael Schumacher

When Nov 10, 2016
from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where New Richland Library, 129 Broadway Ave. S, New Richland, MN 56072
Add event to calendar vCal

Torn in Two (Michael Schumacher)Michael Schumacher will be at the New Richland Library on Thursday, November 10 at 6:00 p.m. for a reading of his new book, Torn in Two: The Sinking of the Daniel J. Morrell and One Man's Survival on the Open Sea, as part of the library's Fall History Series.


Michael Schumacher recreates the circumstances surrounding the terrible storm of November 1966 that broke the mighty freighter in half, sending twenty-five of the Morrell’s crew to their deaths and consigning the surviving four to the freezing raft where all but one would perish. Schumacher’s vivid narrative captures every harrowing detail of the Morrell’s demise, finally doing justice to this epic shipwreck.


"Michael Schumacher's latest book is tragic, gripping, and hard to put down. He captures the fury of the Great Lakes as a winter storm rips a steel hull in two and tosses the crew into the lake’s cold, dark maw. What happens next is a true survival tale." —Cary Griffith, author of Savage Minnesota and Lost in the Wild

Related content
Torn in Two