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The Great Lakes Hurricane of 1913

Nov 02, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Lorenzo Cultural Center
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Instructor: Charlie Shelton

One of the world's largest freshwater inland seas faces difficult weather in the month of November. The fury of unexpected storms can cause great damage. The Great Lakes Hurricane of 1913 was one such storm. We'll delve into the history of this oft-forgotten once-in-a-lifetime tempest and learn how it impacted Michigan and the nation.

About the Presenter: A graduate of the Macomb-to-OU B.A. history program, Charlie specializes in Michigan history and humanity's relationship to the natural world. Charlie is employed by the Huron-Clinton Metroparks ( as a community outreach interpreter. His knowledge of Great Lakes cultural history is buttressed by his ancestry, which includes both French explorers and native Americans.

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