many folks who follow the Great Lakes know that Dennis Hale
was the only survivor of the steamer Daniel J. Morrell,
which sank on Lake Huron in late November 1966. This book
serves as his autobiography, not only relating the sad story
of the shipwreck and its aftermath, but also delving into
Hale’s troubled childhood and his life as reckless young man
in search of a sense of family.
he’s written about the shipwreck before, this self-published
volume delves deeper into the emotional side of the story.
Hale goes into great detail about what he saw, heard and
felt during his near-death experience and also shares
details about a mysterious visitor aboard the raft who
warned him to stop eating the ice to quench his thirst.
that’s clear – Hale is a survivor in more ways than one.
He’s led quite a life and, lucky for readers, he decided to
write it all down.
Shipwrecked: Reflections of the Sole Survivor; Dennis Hale,
2010. 312 pages, with photos.
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