Historical Society of Michigan
Fatal Wave is an article concerning the July 1938 seiche that happend in Holland, Michigan and north to Muskegon, Michigan along the Lake Michigan eastern shoreline, taking several lives in its wake.
Holland, Michigan, Muskegon, Michigan, Grand Haven, Michigan, United States Coast Guard, Ottawa Beach, Holland State Park, seiche, Josephine R. Fabiano, Esther C. Fabiano, Louise Fabiano, Harold Jennings, Carnegie Hero Fund Commission medal, Catherine Schutt, Ruth Riksen, Tennessee Beach, Herbert J. Brouwer, Tunnel Park, Oscar Thorsen, John D. Lent, Bronson City Park, Pentwater, Micchigan, drowings, undertow, bathers, swimmers, swimming, storm surge
Reynolds, Geoffrey. 2014. “Fatal Wave.” Michigan History 98 (2): 25–29.
Oral History Transcript of Louise Fabiano
Hermina Vander Veen Interview.pdf (78 kB)
Oral History Transcript of Hermina Vander Veen
Esther Fabiano Young Interview.pdf (88 kB)
Oral History Transcript of Esther Fabiano
Ash, Isburne.pdf (90 kB)
Oral History Transcript of Isburne Ash
Four digital oral history interviews and transcripts are also available for additional research into this event.