Posted by: Calmseas (Mike) | November 10, 2008

A 33 Year Legend

Well, here it is again: November 10.  The date may not mean much to most people at first glance, but for seafarers on the Great Lakes, and those who identify with them, the date is sacred.  November 10, 1975 is the day that the Edmund Fitzgerald dropped off the radar screen of the Arthur M. Anderson—the ship that was following behind her on that most wicked night on Lake Superior—and dropped into legend.

My posting last year regarding the “Fitz” is number nine on my all-time most read list.  That is probably because of the wonderful video that I gleaned from YouTube that presents Gordon Lightfoot’s Ballad, The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald, against a backdrop of vintage footage of the Fitz.

I thought it appropriate on this thirty-third anniversary of the most famous shipwreck on the the Great Lakes to post this video one again.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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