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The Great Storm of 1913
Huron County Museum and Historic Gaol
Goderich , Ontario

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weather warning system that
did not advise when the storm
would hit. Some witnesses
testified that having radios
on board, which many ships at
the time did not have, would
certainly have warned of the
deadly storm in time. After
the Great Storm of 1913,
radios were installed on all

lake freighters.
   This Community Memories
exhibit uses actual artifacts
recovered after the storm,
other marine-related
artifacts, models and
photographs to tell the story
of the Great Storm of 1913 in
vivid detail.

   Acknowledgements:
   The exhibit was a joint
project between the Bruce
County Museum & Cultural
Centre in Southampton,
Ontario and the Huron County
Museum in Goderich,
Ontario.

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