When you’re in a storm in big water, you can look for about every seventh wave to be a big one.
Now your ship is designed to weather this, but there’s something you should know.
These are not lakes, these are the world’s eighth seas, and her bottoms are littered with the wreckage of over 8,000 ships.
~The Three Sisters, Song of the Lakes
Thus begins The Three Sisters by Michigan’s own Song of the Lakes. Check this great video out for a song to kick off Absolute Michigan’s month-long tribute to shipping, shipwrecks and those who brave Michigan’s Great Lakes.
Speaking of waves, Freak Waves and Rogues from the book the Bird in the Waterfall by Jerry Dennis & Glenn Wolff is a great read that will give you a little of the science behind Extreme Storm Waves (or ESW) and the three sisters.