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| Saginaw ||10 Nov 2016 4:37 p.m. PST|
…the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald sailed from Superior, Wisconsin toward Cleveland and into tragedy and legend:
And the iconic and haunting song by Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot, which was released almost a year later, helped the public at large to learn about the tragedy…:
…and to forever remember the crew:
Godspeed, gentlemen, and thank you.
|pmwalt ||10 Nov 2016 5:13 p.m. PST|
RIP .. A toast to the crew
|Who asked this joker||10 Nov 2016 6:50 p.m. PST|
|ZULUPAUL ||11 Nov 2016 2:05 a.m. PST|
I remember that day. So sad. The museum on Whitefish Point in the Upper Peninsula is very nice & though provoking.
|Old Wolfman||15 Nov 2016 6:42 a.m. PST|
|Mithmee ||15 Nov 2016 12:42 p.m. PST|
Sailing the Big Lakes can be deadly come Fall.
I would say that a large rogue wave hit her on the backside of her forward superstructure and put her under so quick that the crew could do nothing.
Then since she is around 700+ feet long and the lake at that point being only 300+ feet she hit the bottom and the torque plus her weight broke the ship into two.
She was under water in two minutes or less.
May they all Rest in Peace.