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American freighter SS Carl D. Bradley. Photo courtesy of Jeff Thomas.


Join local history teacher and Great Lakes sailor Jeff Thomas as he tells the story of the tragic loss of the Carl D. Bradley. This presentation will cover the launching and life of the vessel for the Michigan Limestone Transportation Company, her sinking in Lake Michigan on November 18th, 1958 and its impact on the town of Rogers City, MI.  This presentation will also discuss the search for the Bradley’s wreckage and the ongoing debate of what actually caused the vessel’s fateful end.

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