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Old 10-22-2009, 04:39 PM
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Default October 1929, month of losing lakers

I read today that the infamous laker the Steamer Milwaukee sank in a lake storm on this date (October 22nd 1929)...not far from Milwaukee in Lake Michigan...

My Grandfather Zahn had always remarked to me how in the month of October 1929, was not only a black period for the financial markets, but also for lake steamers, as several shipwrecks occurred that month alone...

The Milwaukee sank, with all hands lost, 52 souls in all, with only 21 eventually recovered...
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