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post #1 of 10 Old 11-09-2010, 05:41 AM Thread Starter
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Arrow 35 years ago tomorrow.......Nov 10th

Marks the 35th anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald. One of the worst storms in the great lakes to the ship and crew of 29 to the bottom of Lake Superior.

At 729 feet long, the Fitz was a giant among lakes freighters. It lies in only about 550 feet of water, a testament to the forces of nature on the Great Lakes.

That may be some of the allure of the Fitzgerald story here in the Great Lakes State, where you grow up being warned "don't argue with the lakes" and get quickly to shore when skies darken.

People from elsewhere who have no concept of the scope of the lakes -- or the fury they can unleash -- may wonder how such a mighty vessel could be destroyed in waters not nearly as deep as the boat was long. But those who have seen the lakes angry, those who know that the loss of the Fitz was, in fact, far from the worst of many such Great Lakes tragedies, understand the power that comes with the beauty around us.

And each year, around now, they remember. They think about those 29 men and their mighty ship. And they wonder, as Gordon Lightfoot did, "does anyone know where the love of God goes, when the waves turn the minutes to hours


Read more: Ron Dzwonkowski: Fitzgerald legend and mystery live on 35 years after ship's sinking | freep.com | Detroit Free Press http://www.freep.com/article/2010110...#ixzz14mxY1Z2n






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Marks the 35th anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald. One of the worst storms in the great lakes to the ship and crew of 29 to the bottom of Lake Superior.

At 729 feet long, the Fitz was a giant among lakes freighters. It lies in only about 550 feet of water, a testament to the forces of nature on the Great Lakes.

That may be some of the allure of the Fitzgerald story here in the Great Lakes State, where you grow up being warned "don't argue with the lakes" and get quickly to shore when skies darken.

People from elsewhere who have no concept of the scope of the lakes -- or the fury they can unleash -- may wonder how such a mighty vessel could be destroyed in waters not nearly as deep as the boat was long. But those who have seen the lakes angry, those who know that the loss of the Fitz was, in fact, far from the worst of many such Great Lakes tragedies, understand the power that comes with the beauty around us.

And each year, around now, they remember. They think about those 29 men and their mighty ship. And they wonder, as Gordon Lightfoot did, "does anyone know where the love of God goes, when the waves turn the minutes to hours


Read more: Ron Dzwonkowski: Fitzgerald legend and mystery live on 35 years after ship's sinking | freep.com | Detroit Free Press http://www.freep.com/article/2010110...#ixzz14mxY1Z2n





My Brother always loved the song, and he said he remembered seeing the ship docked.

I was a little too young to remember seeing it docked but we did live up in the U.P. during the time of that storm. My dad said he thought the picture window in the apartment was going to blow out.
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also the birthday of the US Marine Corps. semper fi bros.
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post #6 of 10 Old 11-09-2010, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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I seen it several times too in Port Washington when I was 5 or 6...

That was a big boat. There is an awesome video on DVD recreating that night....and the "rough sea's" in the video made me nervous...I wouldn't want to be on a great lakes ship - I am not that tough like those workers were....

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well the lakes are just one giant bath tub! ever try and make waves in a tub when you were a kid? the waves get big!

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A day and a story to be remembered. Thanks for sharing Scotty and you too sdoomxz.
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That music video shows a little of the History channel broadcast of the ship and its fate. Some of the recreation footage from a similar ship in rough water was enough to make me say NO WAY could I do what these guys do on the great lakes.... when only the ends of the ship are visible and the center of the ship is underwater, I'd pass out under panic.

It was an amazing video.

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