Remembering the Fitz - Pat Knight

Remembering the Fitz

From the point of view of a local reporter.

"Never let anyone tell you reporters don’t get involved in their stories … or that they don’t care about them. We cared passionately about that ship and its men. Weknew them - or men like them. You don’t live in a small Great Lakes town without knowing guys who make their living on the freighters … or their children and wives. The Lake, its shipping, its weather - they’re all woven in so closely to life in that part of the country that they become part of you, whether you’ve ever set foot on a freighter or not.

Clipping from local paper, Nov 11th, 1975


It was a heck of a blow…I was in second grade and remember how nasty that weekend was. Very thankful for improved forecasting, the NDBC website, and satellite computer service for tracking weather at work these days.

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Regarding the storm that sunk the Edmund Fitzgerald: