Thomas Adams, author of Where is the No. 2? will speak at the Coventry Library (1925 Coventry Rd.) on Thursday, November 9th at 7 pm.
This book is a close examination of one of the longest enduring mysteries on the Great Lakes. On Tuesday, December 7th, 1909, the railroad car ferry Marquette and Bessemer No.2 left Conneaut, Ohio, sailing into a brutal winter storm from which none would return. Over the next two days, accounts of the ship on both sides of the lake and widely scattered wreckage would add to the mystery. This book tells the story of that ship and crew and gives a glimpse into what life on a laker in 1909 was like. Additionally, there is detail about the railroad car ferries themselves. Finally, the book takes a deep dive into the circumstances surrounding the ship's loss and where her probable resting place is today.
Thomas Adams is an allied health professional and an amateur historian with a passion for Great Lakes history.