Saturday, January 28, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: January 28

*January 28, 1905 – “The freighter Mataafa wrecks near the lighthouse in Duluth harbor during a storm that sank eighteen ships on the Great Lakes in a twenty-four-hour period. The crew suffers terribly from the cold winds of the storm, and nine freeze to death. The Mataafa is rebuilt and continues to sail until 1966.”

Wreck of the Mataafa


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