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"In history class, I learned about the Edmund Fitzgerald and the countless other shipwrecks on this lake. Over centuries of time, tiny boats and great vessels have been pulled under, taking bodies with them to the unexplored bottom. When I think of those sailors, preserved in the lake’s cavernous belly, more than a thousand feet below, the legend echoes in my mind: Superior, it’s said, never gives up her dead." (Lake Superior Sunset by jgoodmedia, via Flickr)

Michigan – Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum. See the bell from the Edmund Fitzgerald and other artifacts from the Shipwreck Coast. From Travel50StatesWit... #familytravel

Gordon Lightfoot The wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald

More like inland seas than lakes, the Great Lakes of North America are among the most treacherous bodies of water in the world. Terrible seasonal storms batter ships that choose to sail the lakes at the wrong time of year. These great gales, called the Witch of November, have claimed many lives and ships over the years, the most famous of which was the Edmund Fitzgerald in 1975. Strange things happen on the lakes that are unique to them, and sailors have long told stories of ghost ships on the …

Gordon Lightfoot - The Wreck Of The Edmond Fitzgerald - Lyrics

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Detroit Institute of Arts Main Gallery, via Flickr. Thank you to the photographer - we love this view of the Great Hall.

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On November 10, 1975, an ore carrier - the Edmund Fitzgerald - sank in Lake Superior during a November storm, taking the lives of all 29 crew members. Later that month, Gordon Lightfoot, inspired by that article in Newsweek Magazine, wrote what is probably his most famous song: Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald

Gordon Lightfoot - 'Canadian Railroad Trilogy' - This song describes the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway. It was commissioned by the CBC for a special broadcast on January 1, 1967, to start Canada's Centennial year.