The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

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The Wreck of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald On November 10, 1975 the bulk freighter Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior with all 29 men aboard. The Fitzgerald cleared Superior, Wisconsin, on her last trip on November 9, 1975, with a cargo of 26,116 tons of taconite pellets to Detroit. Moving down through Lake Superior she encountered heavy weather and in the early evening of November 10th, suddenly sank approximately 17 miles from the entrance to Whitefish Bay. Captain McSorley had indicated …

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…passes through that shipping channel knows what lies beneath him or her on the bottom of Lake Superior. This year Michigan's historical society has restored the ships' bell as a memorial to the 29-crew members of The Edmund Fitzgerald. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography** Bibliography Gordon Lightfoot [Online] Available: 1976. Daniel Wolff, Tony Wesley and Glen Crews. [Online] 1998 The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald Author: Frederick Stonehouse 910.4 Sto