1975 : Edmund Fitzgerald Sinks in Lake Superior

November 10, 2021 all-day

You Tube video by Joseph Fulton. A tribute to the 29 men who died November 10, 1975, aboard the Edmund Fitzgerald in Lake Superior. Video and images set to Gordon Lightfoot’s 1976 song.

At 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 9, 1975, the ore carrier Edmund Fitzgerald left Superior, Wisconsin, loaded with 26,116 tons of iron ore. She overtook the Arthur M. Anderson just beyond Two Harbors, Minnesota. The two captains discussed the worsening weather and decided to take the northerly route across Lake Superior to Whitefish Bay and the Sault Locks. The Edmund Fitzgerald would eventually sink on November 10th.

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For more information, visit:

S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald Online

Edmund Fitzgerald Posting by Bob Garrett, Archives of Michigan.

Wikipedia Entry

Gordon Lightfoot and the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald by the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

Tanda Gmiter, “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald: 41 Years Later”,, MLive, November 10, 2016.

For a book, see “Mighty Fitz: The Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald” by Michael Schumacher (Bloomsbury) – Still one of the great unsolved mysteries of the Great Lakes, the Edmund Fitzgerald and its 29-man crew perished in Lake Superior during a November storm in 1975. The tragic story of the ship and crew is recounted here, as well as the search and rescue efforts, the official investigation and the controversial struggle over the recent recovery of the ship’s bell.

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