Disasters from History
The Speed Queen of the Great Lakes
Of all the various forms which a disaster can take, maritime, or sea-related disasters, are among the most common. Generally, disasters at sea happen, well, at sea – or at least in the middle of a body of water far away from land, and a long way’s away from rescue. As we will learn in this episode, this is not true for all maritime disasters. Sometimes disaster can strike in the unlikeliest of places. Sometimes, even, just a stone’s throw away.