41st Anniversary Of The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald


Today — Nov. 10, 2016 — is the 41st anniversary of the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald and the loss of its crew of 29 in a Lake Superior storm. Pictured above is the front page from the next day’s Duluth Herald.

Here’s a video that includes marine radio traffic from the hours after the Fitzgerald sank:

And here’s a video set to Gordon Lightfoot’s famous song about the wreck, including photos and film of the ship:

I’ve posted many other stories, photos, videos and links on previous anniversaries – you can see more by going to last year’s post, on the 40th anniversary.