1929 : Seiche or Tsunami Strikes Grand Haven, Killing 10

When:
July 4, 2018 all-day
2018-07-04T00:00:00-04:00
2018-07-05T00:00:00-04:00

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.

Sources:

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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