”In the Wake of Disaster: The Lake Erie Black Friday Storm of 1916,” a lecture by Matthew Daley, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History, GVSU. On October 20, 1916, a “perfect storm” hit Lake Erie, sinking four ships and killing 49 people.
Biography of Matthew Daley
Dr. Matthew Daley is Associate Professor of History at Grand Valley State University. He holds a B.A. in History from University of Detroit Mercy, and M.A. in History from Wayne State University, and a Ph.D. in History from Bowling Green State University. His fields include Michigan, Urban, Public, Great Lakes, and Maritime history. He is a frequent public speaker on a variety of topics including the history of Michigan, Grand Rapids, Detroit, urban issues, and local history.