The November, 1972 Storm
(Note: This page originally had the incorrect title "The 1973 Storm" when it was first published in Oct. 2005.
In July, 2007 we changed the date of the storm and also corrected two captions.)
The Lake Erie area was hit by a severe storm on the 13th and 14th of November, 1972. A north-northeast wind. which reached a speed of 60 knots, blew for two days directly down the long axis of the lake. This wind generated high (12 foot) waves and at the west end of the lake piled up water more than six feet above the lake's average November level. For a longer report on this storm, from the State of Ohio's Division of Geological Survey, click here (PDF, 12MB).
The pictures below are all of Middle Bass Island after the storm.
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