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John the OFM10 Nov 2016 10:03 a.m. PST

Of the big lake they called 'gitche gumee'

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2016 10:24 a.m. PST

The Witch of November. Thanks for the reminder, it helps put our petty personal problems into perspective.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2016 12:10 p.m. PST

A few years ago, there was a documentary about finding the wreck and figuring out exactly what happened to the ship. It was long enough ago that I don't remember the details.

I still remember the words to the song, but then I have heard the song many more times than I've seen the documentary.

Syrinx010 Nov 2016 5:16 p.m. PST

Definitely a song your remember.

Chuckaroobob11 Nov 2016 7:18 a.m. PST

IIRC a rogue wave? Sister ship was nearby but unaffected.

Toronto4812 Nov 2016 8:29 a.m. PST

The Song and Lyrics

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The documentary

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KSmyth12 Nov 2016 9:52 a.m. PST

I love Gordon Lightfoot, and that song is simply the best remembered. Good stuff.

wyeayeman13 Nov 2016 5:50 a.m. PST

Greatest ever line in a song (I think)
'Does anyone know where the love of God goes? when the waves turn the minutes to hours'
Sends shivers down my spine. So few words and yet says so very much.

Old Wolfman10 Nov 2017 9:48 a.m. PST

Rest easy,Fitz,and honor to her brave crew.

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2017 2:48 p.m. PST

I always liked the song. And some don't realize just how big the Great Lakes are.

Old Wolfman10 Nov 2020 11:37 a.m. PST

And today's the 45th anniversary. Salute to the eternal memory of the Fitz and her 29 men.

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