Heroes and victims of the powerful storm of 1913
It was a storm to remember – right here in Buffalo.
During the ferocious spell of bad weather that ravaged the Great Lakes for several days in November 1913 – combining terrific winds with heavy snow and freezing temperatures – a lightship on Lake Erie near Buffalo was one of a number of vessels that sank with crew on board.
“There was a significant loss in Buffalo,” said Michael Schumacher.
“They lost their lightship, which was really a tragic story.”