Dennis Hale, the sole survivor of the S.S. Daniel J. Morrell, lives quietly with his wife Doria in Dayton, Ohio. Today Dennis works as a skilled machinist, and must daily deal with his memories of the night that changed his life forever.
Dennis has collaborated with Tim Juhl and Pat & Jim Stayer to produce a book on his experience, titled Sole Survivor, which will be available at the show.
On November 29, 1966, the Daniel J. Morrell sailed into lower Lake Huron on what was to be her last trip of the season. As she rounded the tip of Michigan’s Thumb, she faced the full fury of a storm whose winds reached 65 m.p.h. and waves exceeding 25 feet. With little warning, the Morrell broke in half. Of her crew of 29 men, only one survived ….. Dennis Hale. The program features a 3 part presentation
DENNIS HALE, will tell the incredible story of watching his ship tear in two and how he survived 38 hours on an open life raft clad only in his peacoat and underwear.