1886 - The wood schooner F.J. King, while carrying 600 tons of iron ore, sprang a leak and sank in a heavy southeast gale while running for shelter, going down in 25 fathoms of water. Her crew escaped in the yawl. Bound Escanaba for Chicago, she was a total loss of about $7500. Her skipper gave her location as "just east of Cana Island in 25 fathoms of water, " which is 5 or 6 miles south of Rowley Bay, WI in Lake Michigan.
1915 - The iron, bulk freight Onoko, while carrying wheat, was bound Collingwood for Duluth, when she sprang a leak under her engine room. The flood of icy water caused her boiler to explode as she went down off Knife Island near Duluth in Lake Superior. She had probably sustained fatal but undetected damage in a storm a few days earlier. Largest vessel on the lakes when built in 1882, and the first purpose-built metal bulker, but she was considered to be very ugly of line. In the press she was called, variously, "the worst looking sight on our inland seas," "far from beautiful," and "an eye-sore."
1939 - A four day heat wave peaks across western Michigan with Grand Rapids hitting 97° and Lansing 94°. The temperature rose to a record 100° in Detroit and Flint which is the highest temperature record for the whole month of September. Other records include Alpena 95°, Houghton Lake 93°, and Sault Ste. Marie 89°.
Low temperatures also set records for their warmth. Grand Rapids low temperature was a record warm 74°. Lansing tied their 1936 record with a reading of 70°. Detroit only dipped to 73°, Flint 74°, and Sault Ste. Marie 64°. The record in Sault Ste. Marie was broken in later years and now stands at 66°.
1969 - A severe thunderstorm dropped 2.5 inch hail (tennis ball sized) 4.2 miles west of Marenisco in the late afternoon.