Dennis Halewas the lone survivor of the Great Lakes Daniel J. Morrell Freighter Sinking in 1966 where his 28 shipmates died.... He squeezed out an extra 50 years of life before passing away at 75 this week
The lone survivor of a 1966 Great Lakes shipwreck has died of cancer. Dennis Hale was 75.
Barb Hale tells the Detroit Free Press that her husband died Wednesday in Ashtabula, Ohio. She says he was an “inspiration to many.”
In November 1966, Hale was among 29 crew members on the Daniel J. Morrell, a freighter that broke in two during severe weather on Lake Huron, off Port Hope, Michigan.
Hale and three other men climbed into a raft. He was rescued after 38 hours but the others froze to death.
Hale was in Detroit in March at a film festival sponsored by the Free Press. He was featured in a documentary about shipwrecks. Hale would often say that his survival gives “people a little hope in life.”
Mysterious Ghost Ship Image Appears On Lake Superior Video
Eye witnesses and theories from the internet range from the divine to the supernatural to the mundane. Is it Jesus walking on water, an oil rig … or perhaps a ghost ship? With the Great Lakes’ history of shipwrecks the idea of a paranormal visitor can catch on quickly.
On a fall color tour in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Saturday, Jason Asselin and his friends were watching a rainbow when another sight caught their eye.
Check it out.
At 200x zoom on his camera Asselin said he thinks the object would be “hundreds” of feet tall. It clearly resembles a tall ship.
“There’s no ship that big,” he adds.
The resemblance to tall sailing ships isn’t lost on Asselin and he notes the coincidence of the object appearing so close to Columbus day.
“Some people said it might be a mirage, but for that to happen conditions would have to be perfect.” said Asselin.
A specific kind of mirage called Fata Morgana can cause one or more mirror images to stack elongate objects on the horizon.