Wisconsin History Day By Day

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Expedition '97 to the Carl D. Bradley

Carl D. Bradley

Carl D. Bradley, A Brief History

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"Ships Gone Missing" by Robert Hemming

"Stormy Disasters: Great Lakes Shipwrecks" by Wes Oleszewski

"The 100 Best Great Lakes Shipwrecks" by Cris Kohl

"Directory of Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes" by Karl Heden



Interesting Fact:

The steel steamer, built in 1927, was named after the President and Director of the Bradley Transportation Company.

Study Questions:

  • How did the Bradley sink?
  • Why is November considered a dangerous month for ships on the Great Lakes?
  • The 33 deaths was the most severe loss of life on Lake Michigan since a storm in 1940. What was that storm in 1940?

    U.S. historical events that occurred on November 18:

    1820: Antarctica is discovered by U.S. Navy Capt. Nathaniel B. Palmer
    1883: The Standard Time Zones are adopted
    1928: "Steamboat Willie," the first animated cartoon with sound, debuts.

  • November 18

    November 18, 1958: The Great Lakes ship, "Carl D. Bradley," sank in a fierce storm on Lake Michigan. The month of November ranks first as the most dangerous for Great Lakes going vessels.

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