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Old 11-11-2015, 03:47 PM
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Default Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald..

Yesterday was the 40th year since the sinking of the Great Lakes iron oar freighter Edmund Fitzgerald...

It sank on November 10th, 1975 near White Fish bay on lake Superior.. A very strong early November storm came from the north and west across the lake at that time resulting in the loss of 29 Great Lakes sailors on the Fitz..

Surprisingly to most people, the Great Lakes are so much more dangerous in there own way from any of the oceans.. In that the waves are just as high, but shorter lengths between the peaks and valleys, and wind patterns that make the lakes especially dangerous in there own way..

I knew guys who worked on that ship at different times in the ship yards in Wisconsin along Lake Michigan.. I've taken my kids through the Great Lakes museum in Duluth MN many times.. Always enjoyed going there..

Been running the song by Gordon Lightfoot "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" through my mind..

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Powerful song, that's for sure. Always reminds me of the North Shore.
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Old 11-13-2015, 10:15 PM
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Southport Video Productions did a series of video's on the ship, its mystique & the mystery surrounding the sinking of the Edmond Fitzgerald. I thought the ones I saw were very interesting. I always enjoyed the Gordon Lightfoot song: "Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald."

The radio stations around here always played the song on the anniversary of the ships loss for most of the past forty years, but I don't remember hearing it the past couple of years, which is kinda sad the event is fading from memory by the majority of the populous.
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