The Great Lakes were a major hub to settlement in Lambton County and people were quick to tap into its vast resources and transportation opportunities. The power and ferocity of the lakes can be easily overlooked. On the days of November 7th-10th in the year 1913 the great lakes unleashed their furry.

It was said to be the worst storm to ever hit the Great Lakes. Winds reached up to 140 km/h and the water rose eight feet. Storms of that intensity usually only lasted for a maximum of five hours. The storm of 1913 continued on relentlessly for sixteen straight hours and continued to wreak further havoc for days. The financial loss was in the millions, and hundreds of people were killed.

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