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Personal logo Saginaw Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member10 Nov 2016 5:37 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…:

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…and to forever remember the crew:

Godspeed, gentlemen, and thank you.

pmwalt10 Nov 2016 6:13 p.m. PST

RIP .. A toast to the crew

Who asked this joker10 Nov 2016 7:50 p.m. PST


ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP11 Nov 2016 3:05 a.m. PST

I remember that day. So sad. The museum on Whitefish Point in the Upper Peninsula is very nice & though provoking.

Old Wolfman15 Nov 2016 7:42 a.m. PST

Rest easy,Fitz.

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP15 Nov 2016 1:42 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.

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