Armistice Day Storm

Registered Site S0318

Armistice Day Storm

On November 11, 1940, a severe storm swept the Great Lakes area. As it crossed Lake Michigan, ships and seamen fought to reach safety away from its blinding winds and towering seas. Between Big and Little Points Sable the freighters William B. Davock and Anna C. Minch foundered with the loss of all hands. The crew of the Novadoc, driven aground south of Pentwater, battled icy winds and water for two days before being rescued by local fishermen. At Ludington the car-ferry City of Flint 32 was driven ashore, her holds flooded to prevent further damage. Elsewhere lives were lost and ships damaged in one of Lake Michigan's greatest storms.
photo of Armistice Day Storm

Erected 1971

Location: Stearns Park, Lakeshore Dr.
Ludington, Mason County


Latitude: 43.9571746, Longitude: -82.9286187

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