Lake Michigan’s deadly ‘freak wave’ of 1954 is Chicago folklore. Turns out it was a meteotsunami. And they happen pretty often.

On a Saturday in June 1954, Marvin Katz motored his cabin cruiser onto Lake Michigan for what was supposed to be a pleasant day of fishing.

However, when his father became seasick, Katz headed back to shore to let him off and settled for dropping anchor near Chicago’s Montrose Harbor, where dozens…

Original published: 2019-04-25 05:00:00 Read the full Chicago News here


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