Wicked Winds and Wrecks.
The Witch of November is mentioned in Gordon Lightfoot’s song “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”: the storm that sank Edmund Fitzgerald had a pressure of 978 mbar, which is similar to a borderline Category 1/2 hurricane.
November’s witch has been known to roam the Great Lakes. She came knocking for Edmund Fitzgerald in 1975. Throughout the history of Great Lakes transportation, violent storms have rushed across the Great Lakes in the early days of November, resulting in disastrous results. Wes Oleszewski recounts the stories of those other times the witch has come calling. Filled with vivid accounts and previously unknown facts that make this a compelling read.