Minnesota Public Radio recently conducted an interesting interview with author Curt Brown on his new book, So Terrible A Storm.
Here on the lower Great Lakes, we don't hear much about the history of Lake Superior's distant north shore, but in this interview, Brown, a Minneapolis Star Tribune reporter, gives a neat summation of the horrendous storm that lashed the region in 1905. The event has largely faded from memory, but a number of vessels were lost, including the freighter Mataafa, pictured here, which foundered after getting hung up on one of Duluth's piers.
For the full interview, click here and follow the link under "audio" on the right-hand side.
For more on the Mataafa, click here.