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The Edmund Fitzgerald

Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:40 pm
by Fitz
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

Jim, not Edmund

Re: The Edmund Fitzgerald

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:22 am
by alco636
I was just a kid, but I do remember.

Al Seever
Phoenix, AZ

Re: The Edmund Fitzgerald

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:30 pm
by SOO2719
Those poor guys. :(

Re: The Edmund Fitzgerald

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:24 pm
by Junk_Man999
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

Re: The Edmund Fitzgerald

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:19 pm
by SOO2719
44 years ago tonight, the Edmund Fitzgerald was lost. RIP, Captain McSorley, and your crew. :(

Re: The Edmund Fitzgerald

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:22 am
by Mark D
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.

Mark D.

Re: The Edmund Fitzgerald

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:01 pm
by SOO2719
Yes, McSorely was known as a "heavy weather" captain.