November 10, 1975 40 years ago The Edmund Fitzgerald sank

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by stg58, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Not an ocean but it has claimed it's share of Mariners.

    And a fine song by Gordon Lightfoot still remember the first time I heard it.

    SS Edmund Fitzgerald was an American Great Lakes freighter that sank in a Lake Superior storm on Monday, November 10, 1975, with the loss of the entire crew of 29. When launched on June 7, 1958, she was the largest ship on North America's Great Lakes, and she remains the largest to have sunk there.

    SS Edmund Fitzgerald - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  2. pearlselby

    pearlselby Monkey++

    Thank you for this post, stg58!
  3. T. Riley

    T. Riley Monkey+++

    Had the opportunity to hear Lightfoot sing his song in person a couple of years back. He has aged, but it sounded the same as always.
  4. Airtime

    Airtime Monkey+++

    So, the legend lives on... Eh?
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  5. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter+++

    Growing up in Northern Michigan, I naturally took notice of the tragedy.. Took many trips up to the UP fishing and it hit home that it happened on the Marine Corps birthday as I was in my first year in the Corps..
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