The Port of Goderich & Lake Huron Shore Communities, will honour the lost souls & ships of “The Great Storm 1913” over an extended period in 2013.
This centenary event will commence in September and October – and will culminate in a special series of Remembrance activities, November 8, 9 and 10, 2013.
We are proud to honour the memories of up to 300 mariners lost; and over 40 ships affected; of which a dozen or more foundered, and were totally lost, in the Great Lakes Storm of 1913.
Our ‘Remembrance’ includes a broad range of activities for Heritage, Cultural, Arts and a Marine Job Fair & Trade Show called “Careers on the Water and Beyond”, to commemorate the horrific storm of 1913, also known as the “White Hurricane”.
This 3-day tempest wrought havoc, and brought a legacy of death and destruction to the shores of the Upper Great Lakes on November 8, 9, and 10. It was an event that affected the lives of hundreds of widows, families and friends in communities around the lakes.
Its outcomes changed the very face of maritime life on the Great Lakes.
Join us as we commemorate this significant centennial.
Check out our event calendar to plan to attend several of the special events. For updated information on Participants and Sponsors click here. Be sure to check often as it is being updated daily!
- Memories from the Goderich Waterfront: The Munday Boys…and Bert
- Memories from the Goderich Waterfront: “Big” Bill Forrest & Bill Bermingham