Friday – Nov. 10, 2017 – is the 42nd anniversary of the wreck of the freighter Edmund Fitzgerald in a massive November storm on Lake Superior.
After leaving Superior with a load of taconite, the ship sank on the evening of Nov. 10, 1975, in eastern Lake Superior off Whitefish Point with the loss of all 29 men on board.
I’ve posted archive photos and other information about the Fitzgerald on previous anniversaries, including the 35th. You can view that post here.
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:
And here’s a News Tribune video from 2011, of the annual memorial ceremony held at Split Rock Lighthouse on the North Shore of Minnesota. The ceremony will be held again Friday afternoon; click here for details:
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