american SS LV 82 (+1913)
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general
nationality american
purpose utility
type lightship
propulsion steam
date built 1911
status
lifted lifted
details
weight (tons) 209  grt
dimensions 29 x 6.4 x 3 m
material steel
engine one 90 IHP reciprocating engine, 1 boiler, single shaft, 1 screw
power 90  i.h.p.
speed  
IMO/Off. no. 82
about the loss
cause lost foundered
other reasons gale/storm
date lost 11/11/1913  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.6rank: 659
about people
builder
Racine Truscott-Shell Co., Muskegon
owner
Us Lighthouse Service, Washington D.C.
captain William Hugh
no. of crew 6
about the wreck
depth (m.)
orientation
protected
war grave
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entered 26/11/2011
last update Gothro Phil
last update 31/10/2012
 
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remarksCalculated as '1 km W S W 3/4 W [255.9375°] from USA - Buffalo South Entrance South Side Lighthouse'.
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Gothro Phil26/11/2011Overwhelmed by "Big Storm" of 1913 after battling it out for 3 days. Sank quickly after apparently springing a leak. Master: Capt. Hugh H. William(d). Located with difficulty and recovered by Reid Towing in summer, 1915.Popularly known as the "Buffalo" because that was painted on her flank in large letters, indicating her station.
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Gothro Phil26/11/2011The Great Lakes Storm of 1913

Historically referred to as the "Big Blow," Freshwater Fury," or the "White Hurricane," was a blizzard with hurricane-force winds that devastated the Great Lakes Basin in the Midwestern United States and the Canadian province of Ontario from November 7 through November 10, 1913. The storm was most powerful on November 9, battering and overturning ships on four of the five Great Lakes, particularly Lake Huron. Deceptive lulls in the storm and the slow pace of weather reports contributed to the storm's destructiveness. ...

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Us Lighthouse Service, Washington D.C.

The United States Lighthouse Service, also known as the Bureau of Lighthouses, was the agency of the US Federal Government that was responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of all lighthouses in the United States from the time of its creation in 1910 until 1939. It was the successor of the Lighthouse Board. The Lighthouse Service was incorperated into the modern US Coast Guard in 1939

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Gothro Phil26/11/2011The Great Lakes Storm of 1913

Historically referred to as the "Big Blow," Freshwater Fury," or the "White Hurricane," was a blizzard with hurricane-force winds that devastated the Great Lakes Basin in the Midwestern United States and the Canadian province of Ontario from November 7 through November 10, 1913. The storm was most powerful on November 9, battering and overturning ships on four of the five Great Lakes, particularly Lake Huron. Deceptive lulls in the storm and the slow pace of weather reports contributed to the storm's destructiveness.

The deadliest and most destructive natural disaster ever to hit the lakes, the Great Lakes Storm killed more than 250 people, destroyed 19 ships, and stranded 19 others. The financial loss in vessels alone was nearly US $5 million, or about $100 million at current value. This included about $1 million at current value in lost cargo totaling about 68,300 tons, such as coal, iron ore, and grain.

The storm originated as the convergence of two major storm fronts, fueled by the lakes' relatively warm waters—a seasonal process called a "November gale." It produced 90 mph (145 km/h) winds, waves over 35 feet (11 m) high, and whiteout snow squalls. Analysis of the storm and its impact on humans, engineering structures, and the landscape led to better forecasting and faster responses to storm warnings, stronger construction (especially of marine vessels), and improved preparedness. Ships that met their end:

Lake Superior:

Leafield

Henry B. Smith

Lake Michigan:

Plymouth

Louisiana

Lake Huron:

Charles S. Price

Argus

Isaac M. Scott

James Carruthers

Regina

Henry B. Smith

John McGean

Wexford

Hydrus

Lake Erie:

L.V. 82
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