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The Edmund Fitzgerald

Postby Fitz » Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:40 pm

40 years ago today the last voyage of the Edmund Fitzgerald began. On November 10 she was lost, on Lake Superior.
http://www.startribune.com/lightfoot-s- ... 3871892/#1

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Re: The Edmund Fitzgerald

Postby alco636 » Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:22 am

I was just a kid, but I do remember.

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Re: The Edmund Fitzgerald

Postby SOO2719 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:30 pm

Those poor guys. :(
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Re: The Edmund Fitzgerald

Postby Junk_Man999 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:24 pm

On a lighter note, if any of you are interested in hearing what the Fitz's horns sounded like, they were actually quite ubiquitous on the great lakes. One surviving lakes steamer has an identical set.

https://youtu.be/EYYRLGPRDYY
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Re: The Edmund Fitzgerald

Postby SOO2719 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:19 pm

44 years ago tonight, the Edmund Fitzgerald was lost. RIP, Captain McSorley, and your crew. :(
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Re: The Edmund Fitzgerald

Postby Mark D » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:22 am

And, Capt. McSorley was known to make the ship he was commanding at any given time to be very hard on ships. He beat them like I beat cars. Difference is that if the car goes down, I can walk on land.
Other skippers who were out in that storm played it safe and took their ships into inlets or bays or any place to get out of that storm. IIRC, no other ships were lost. Yes, some small craft were lost, but (I have the book, but haven't read it for decades) no other lives were lost that night. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

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