Daily mythology: SS Edmund Fitzgerald

was an American Great Lakes freighter that sunk in a Lake Superior storm the 10th of November 1975 with the loss of the entire crew of 29. She was, loaded with taconite ore from mines near Duluth, Minnesota – the birthplace of Bob Dylan, on her way to iron works in Detroit, but sank in a storm with waves of about 11 m heights in Canadian waters near Sault St. Marie. The disaster is one of the best-known in the history of Great Lakes shipping. Gordon Lightfoot made it the subject of his 1976 hit song “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”.

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Funny thing: the “SS Edmund Fitzgerald” was an investment of a life-isurance-company. I hope they paid the life insurances of the crew.

 

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