The Mataafa Storm of 1905
When you think of Lake Superior shipwrecks, probably the Edmund Fitzgerald comes to mind. But there was another storm, one that was much more devastating, that took place 70 years earlier. The Mataafa Storm of 1905 touted wind speeds from 70 to 80 miles an hour. It damaged or sunk 29 vessels. In this edition of Moments in Time, WTIP North Shore Community Radio producers Matthew Brown and Kelly Schoenfelder tell the story of two of the unlucky vessels, the Madeira and the Mataafa, that were at the heart of the 1905 event.
Arts Review ~ August 29, 2015
Steve Downing reviews the 2015 season of the Grand Rapids Summer Tuesday Concert Series, which wrapped the season with the band Swing Delivery; and the VFW Club in Grand Rapids new Thursday open-mic night.