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I should also mention that the weather front was predicted. If he had glanced at The Weather Channel the night before, he would have seen something like a 60% chance of severe thunder storms. The sun was shining most of the day and the storm might have been a surprise to someone who didn't check a weather report. Bad judgement, though probably not criminal.
The bad condition of the PFDs is what makes me think the negligence was criminal.
Those grand fresh-water seas of ours - Erie, and Ontario, and Huron, and Superior, and Michigan, - possess an ocean-like expansiveness...They contain round archipelagoes of romantic isles...they have heard the fleet thunderings of naval victories...they know what shipwrecks are, for out of sight of land, however inland, they have drowned full many a midnight ship with all its shrieking crew. --from Moby Dick