1870 - The wood schooner Bermuda, while carrying iron ore, sank in a gale near Grand Island in Lake Superior near Munising. It sank in almost the same spot in November of 1869. Raised July '70 and rebuilt and was on her 1st trip when cast into the shallows. She was tied up to trees ashore, but suddenly foundered when the bank gave way. At first it was reported that no lives had been lost, but later three lives were lost. Raised again in 1883 but abandoned in 1884 without repair even though she was lying above water at Grand Island waiting to be towed to Detroit in July.
1904 - The wood, bulk freight Sitka, while carrying iron ore, was driven aground by a gale at Au Sable Point, a few miles west of Grand Marais, MI in Lake Superior. She was pounded to pieces by waves. Her crew made it to shore in her yawl.
1906 - The wood schooner-barge Wayne was in tow of steamer L. L. Barth in company with the schooner-barge S. H. Foster, when she stranded in a gale and was considered a total loss 14 miles southwest of Portage Canal, Keweenaw in Lake Superior. Her document was surrendered, but she was recovered and rebuilt.
1912 - The wood schooner, 2-mast Little Georgy foundered in a gale near Bois Blanc Island light, Straits of Mackinac in Lake Huron.
1949 - Two days of record highs occurred in Detroit with temperatures at 86° on the 9th and 84° on the 10th. Alpena sees a record high of 83° on this date and Houghton Lake has a cooler record of 79°. In 2011 Alpena ties their record and Houghton Lake sets a new record with 80°.
1989 - Record cold temperatures put the freeze on southwest Lower Michigan for the second day in a row. Records include 23° at Grand Rapids and Lansing and 24° at Muskegon. The record cold is accompanied by scattered snow flurries. Other records around the state include Detroit with 28°, Flint with 25° and Marquette with 20°.
2007 - Strong winds and high waves on Lake Independence near Big Bay resulted in the drowning deaths of two elderly men in the evening. High winds reportedly whipped up waves in the 4 to 6 feet range.