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The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald

36 years ago today, the freighter S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald left Superior, Wisconsin, headed for Detroit with 26,116 tons of taconite pellets when it encountered a November gale on Lake Superior. Unable to reach shelter, the ship went down approximately 17 miles from the entrance to Whitefish Bay — taking with her a crew of 29 men.

 

Gordon Lightfoot

 

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Taken on October 22, 2011