Wake of the Green Storm: A Survivor's Tale

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On July 4, 1999, Marlin Bree was caught in the storm of the century that ripped through the boundary waters of Minnesota and across the Canadian north shores of Lake Superior. Winds on the lake were clocked at 100 miles per hour in a gale that many dubbed the green storm” because of the unusual color of the sky. Although Bree’s treasured wooden sailboat was damaged, he continued in pursuit of his goal of sailing the largest freshwater island archipelago in the world. Interspersed with Bree’s own adventure are the stories of other boaters’ experiences in storms on the Great Lakes, including the sinking of the excursion boat, Grandpa Woo, the survival of a man drifting on a storm-lashed raft, and the sinking of a millionaire’s yacht.

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Marlin Bree (www.marlinbree.com) is the author of Broken Seas, Wake of the Green Storm, In the Teeth of the Northeaster, and the Boat Log & Record. He is co-author of Alone Against the Atlantic. He is a former magazine editor for the Minneapolis Tribune and a past president of the Minnesota Press Club. He lives in Shoreview, MN.

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Bree (In the Teeth of the Northeaster: A Solo Voyage on Lake Superior), a former editor for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, describes his voyage along the Canadian north shore of Lake Superior from Grand Portage, MN, to Rossport, Ont. His vessel, the Persistence, is a 20' cold-molded plywood sailboat that he hand-built 22 years before. Several days before departing there was a break in the weather, and the 66-year-old sailor set forth only to be caught in the "Green Storm" his first day out. Though his boat was knocked onto its beam-ends, there was no damage, and he continued his journey. In this engaging account, Bree copiously describes the history of the area and devotes a whole section to the voyageurs of New France, whose 40' birch bark canoes once plied Lake Superior, but does not mention points of sail or sail handling. Recommended for public libraries bordering the Great Lakes. John Kenny, San Francisco P.L.
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