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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (32 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Schumacher Narrator: Gary D. MacFadden Publisher: University Press Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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On November 18, 1958, a 623-foot limestone carrier - caught in one of the most violent storms in Lake Michigan history - broke in two and sank in less than five minutes. Four of the 35-person crew escaped to a small raft, to which they clung in total darkness, braving 30-foot waves and frigid temperatures. As the storm raged on, a search-and-rescue mission hunted for survivors, while the frantic citizens of nearby Rogers City, Michigan, the hardscrabble town that was home to 26 members of the Carl D. Bradley's crew, anxiously awaited word of their loved ones' fates. In Wreck of the Carl D., Michael Schumacher reconstructs the terrible accident, perilous search, and chilling aftermath for the small Michigan town so intimately affected by the tragedy.

The book is published by Indiana University.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Felicia | 4/28/2013

    " I enjoyed listening to the audio performance of the sinking of the Carl D Bradley. The author, through detailed research, brings the victims, their families, and their community to life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Shaune Scott | 2/25/2013

    " Reads like a novel. The storms of the Great Lakes are fearsome and none more than the one that happened the night the "Carl D." went down. Everyone knows of the Edmund Fitzgerald because of the song, but there are so many other ships and sailors resting on the lake bottoms. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carla | 1/29/2013

    " Interesting insight into the social and commercial life of Rogers City, Michigan, and Great Lakes shipping. Also a story of heroic rescue and survival. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Frank | 1/12/2013

    " If you like "small time" or "small event" history, this was a good read. Short, to the point, little waffling and a good (but tragic) story. The story covers the loss of a limestone boat on Lake Michigan in 1958. Missed rescue chances exacerbate the tragedy of the whole thing. "

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