Frigid temperatures, snowflakes and shipwrecks top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on October 1.
1843 - The wooden brig Albany, carrying merchandise and passengers, went aground and was wrecked in a gale in the Straits of Mackinac, a few miles from Mackinaw City.
1881 - The wood schooner, 3-mast Lewis Day, while carrying cedar posts, missed her stays while beating to windward in company of the schooner South Side in a gale in the bay of Green Bay. Went ashore on the east side of Plum Island and was pounded to pieces. She had just the previous day escaped from being ashore on nearby Cedar River Point, and had escaped by throwing her deckload overboard.
1888 - The wood schooner, bulk freighter, 3-mast Fleetwing, while carrying barrel staves, went ashore in the narrow channel of Death's Door at the mouth of Green Bay and went to pieces in a gale. Salvagers put two pumps aboard to save her the next day, but she broke up soon after. Then the pumps themselves became a difficult salvage job.
1893 - The wood schooner-barge, bulk freight Windsor, while carrying telegraph poles, sprung a leak in a gale while bound for Chicago and was run for shore. She struck a rocky reef near Cana Island, in the bay of Green Bay and capsized, but most of her crew was rescued by the Sturgeon Bay lifesaving crew. One person perished.
1897 - Temperatures reach record highs with both Lansing and Grand Rapids hitting 89°. Detroit also sets a record with 88°. It is the highest temperature ever recorded in October at Grand Rapids.
1899 - Frigid conditions start this day as both Grand Rapids and Muskegon set record lows of 27°.
1918 - The wood, bulk freight Gale Staples, while carrying coal, was upbound when caught in a NW gale and driven on Au Sable reef in Lake Superior, where she broke up. The U.S. Lifesaving Service took her crew off.
1974 - Cloudy and cold weather prevails with high temperatures in the 40s and snowflakes observed at Muskegon. The earliest snow was observed with a trace of snowfall in Detroit.