Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald

The SS Edmund Fitzgerald
, an American Great Lakes freighter that sank in a Lake Superior storm on this day, November 10, 1975.


Karen Carroll said...

In the Great Lakes region. I would see houses with a small electric light in each window. My friend who grew up in Northern Ohio near Lake Erie told me it is in memory of their loved one who was lost on the lakes.

Taku said...

Thanks. Had not seen that video. Having spent some time along Lake Superior, it becomes easy to see how things like this can happen, and still can happen.

Rick said...

I sailed those waters in the summer of 1971, in a 28' sloop, with a reckless amateur skipper out of Copper Harbor. After a night without lights, watching the ore carriers in the distance, then whitecaps and gale winds in the morning, we blew into Marquette under sail only. My friend and I jumped ship that day, and Jack the Skipper had to find some more innocents to risk their lives on the rest of his trip down to Chicago.