The Story of the Edmund Fitzgerald…

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Date: July 05, 2021

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“On the 9th of November, 1975, the SS Edmund Fitzgerald left Wisconsin and set off across Lake Superior laden with a cargo of iron ore pellets. It was a journey the cargo freighter had made many times before, but this particular sailing would be different. The Edmund Fitzgerald would never make it to its planned destination of Zug Island near Detroit, and neither would any of the 29 crewmembers on board.”

It would not be entirely wrong to say, that the Edmund Fitzgerald tragedy holds a certain tone and nostalgia…which makes it feel like the Titanic of the Great Lakes. Loss of life was much smaller, but the ship was a Goliath…and it still got taken down by hostile conditions.

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2 thoughts on “The Story of the Edmund Fitzgerald…

  1. feinmann

    Can’t let this pass without reference to Gordon Lightfoot’s song about the boat and its fate:

    Reply

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