Heroes and victims of the powerful storm of 1913

By Charity Vogel
The Buffalo News

schumacher_november'sIt 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.”

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