Friday, November 10, 2017

Edmund Fitzgerald

Today marks the 42nd Anniversary that we lost the Edmund Fitzgerald

On this day in 1975 the U.S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior during a storm that created waves too intense for the Freighter to endure.  All 29 Crew Member perished as the Edmund Fitzgerald snapped in half and plummeted to the lake's bottom.  This Freighter in her day was the largest, fastest and could carry the heaviest loads to sail the Great Lakes as her remains are the largest to lay to rest today.

This magnificent disaster has intrigued many as it did the legendary Folk Singer Gordon Lightfoot who read an article entitled: "The Cruelest Month" shortly after the incidence on November 24, 1975.  This article inspired Gordon Lightfoot to write the timeless hit:  "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald."

The legend lives on from the Chippewa Down
Of the big lake they call 'Gitchie Gumee"
Superior they said, never gives up her Dead
When the gales of November come Early
                                                     ~ Gordon Lightfoot ~

Photo manipulation & edit by Forsakenly Departed

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