Gales of November - Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald

This is a repost of a blog I wrote a couple years back:

On November 10, 1975 the Great Lakes bulk cargo vessel [I]SS Edmund Fitzgerald [/I]carrying a cargo of taconite pellets (iron-bearing flint-like rock used in steelmaking) sank with the loss of all 29 crewmembers in eastern Lake Superior about 17 miles from the entrance to Whitefish Bay, Michigan during a severe storm. The vessel sank quickly without sending a distress signal and the story of this tragedy inspired Gordon Lightfoot to write his most famous song: [B]“Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”.[/B]

Lived in MI at the time. It happened on my brothers birthday. [U]heres site[/U]