Thirty-three men lost their lives when the freighter Carl D. Bradley broke in two during a terrible storm on Lake Michigan.
Elizabeth Kowalski's brother, Bernard Schefke, died that day.
"A girlfriend called me on the phone and told me that one of our boats had gone down,” she recalls. “She had a husband who sailed, too. And she said, ‘don't worry, it's not our boat, it's the Bradley.’ And I said, ‘Oh my God, my brother's on that boat!’”
Only two men survived the storm. Out of the 33 who perished, 26 were from the small town of Rogers City.