1929 : Seiche or Tsunami Strikes Grand Haven, Killing 10

July 4, 2018 all-day

On July 4, 1929, a 20-foot wave that scientists now believe was caused by a meteotsunami crashed over holiday beach-goers on a pier in Grand Haven. Ten people were pulled out into Lake Michigan and drowned.


Mark Torregrossa, “Researchers find tsunamis on the Great Lakes“, MLive, April 27, 2016.

Keith Matheny, “Tsunamis? On the Great Lakes? They happen — sometimes with deadly results“, Detroit Free Press, June 19, 2017.

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