Michigander Tim Allen...Knocks the "stuffin" out of Jimmy!
On your Mark....get set....GO!
You are a child of a wonderful generation...You are a "Boomer"..a time growing up that sadly will never return...but YOU MADE IT..Congratulations you have memories of the best of times! God truly blessed us!
Michigan Magazine discovered the amazing misconception about bats and the roll they play in the world!
That misconception..."BATS ARE GOOD FOR NOTHING"......W R O N G!
A few years back we learned the truth by visiting a bat conservation organization based in Michigan to learn some amazing facts from the pros....
We will be featuring that segment that aired over a decade ago on the Michigan Public Television Network as a "Look Back into the Michigan Magazine Archive" Feature shortly.
In that segment we "played" among the most mis understood flying mammels in the world...
We fed, by hand, the world's largest bats....Had eye to eye close encounters with the feared "Vampire" bat" and learned the truth that changed our perception FOREVER!
With the filming of the major motion picture "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" here in Michigan, the bat has come into the "spotlight" again.
Seizing the opportunity of "Bat Awareness" the conservation organization, based in Michigan, reached out to producers and actors of the film to help spread the concern of the serious decline in bat populations world wide......and THEY TOUCHED BACK!
Please watch and learn....Please.....
Be sure and watch for our upcoming "Looking Back" segment on the Organization for Bat Conservation at Cranbrook!
All 29 crew memebers died in this tragedy that added to the tally of Lake Superiors shipwrecks..
We can only imagine the horror the crew went through.
We commemorate this day with memorials and prayers each year...remembering the crew and their families.
The fickle November Gales are no stranger to any of the 5 great lakes...
Another similar tragedy of the November storms occured in 1966 with the sudden sinking of the Daniel J Morrell on Lake Huron just off Michigan's Thumb.
Unlike the Fitzgerald on the Morrell there was one of the 29 crew memebers that survived to tell the story...Watchman Dennis Hale.
Michigan Magazine sat down with Dennis to discuss that fatefull night and what we learned forever changed our outlook and increased our cautious respect for the power of the great lakes.
Following this video we list the entire crew on the Morrell that wasn't as fortunate as Dennis...We pray for them and for those of the Edmund Fitzgeralds along with their families whose loss will never be forgotten
Then there was the SS Carl D. Bradley that also sank in a November storm with an even greater loss of life.
The SS Carl D. Bradley was a self-unloading Great Lakes freighter that sank in a Lake Michigan storm on November 18, 1958. Of the 35 crew members, 33 died in the sinking and 23 were from the port town of Rogers City, Michigan.