Dennis Hale

November 21, 2014

Dear Fleet
We had an absolutely amazing guest at our November breakfast meeting. Just read the phrase below and you can get a feeling on how the tone was set for the entire session;

“In the early morning hours of November 29, 1966, during a sixty-five MPH gale on Lake Huron, the 603 foot vintage Daniel J. Morrell (Great Lakes freighter) broke in half and sank with the loss of twenty-eight lives. My name is Dennis Hale and I was the only survivor of that disaster.”

Eighteen of us gathered to here Dennis’ story. You could have heard a pin drop as he explained what happened and what he went through while he held on to a flat platform in 8 foot waves with outside temperatures in the 30’s for 38 hours. Certainly an unforgettable event.

Below is a photo of the event.

Mike Manion

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