DISASTERS: The Death of the Bradley

November is the cruelest month on the Great Lakes. The icy winds from the north meet the warm, moist air from the south—and the clash brings wild gales that have torn apart scores of ships, killed thousands of people. Last week the 16,000 ton (d.w.t.), 623-ft. limestone carrier Carl D. Bradley died in Lake Michigan's cruel November.

There were 35 on board the Bradley as she steamed out of Gary, Ind. on Lake Michigan after unloading 12,000 tons of limestone. The Bradley was heading north on choppy seas, bound for home port, the little (pop. 4,000) town of Rogers City....

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