One of the first freighters to best 600 feet, the Daniel J. Morrell had a long career on the Great Lakes. At 2am on November 28th, 1966 the ship ripped in half in a horrific storm. The stern section sailed under power for nearly five miles before sinking with all hands. Only one man survived when the bow plunged off Michigan's thumb. Dennis Hale spent two nights on a liferaft wearing only his peacoat, underwear and a lifejacket.
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