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"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"

The SS Edmund Fitzgerald was an American Great Lakes freighter, the largest of her kind that sank in a violent November storm on Lake Superior in1975. She went down with the loss of the entire crew of 29. When launched on June 7, 1958, she was the largest ship on North America’s Great Lakes, and she remains the largest to ever have sunk there.

Gordon Lightfoot’s haunting lyrics tell the story of her last voyage to the bottom of the lake… 


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  1. Fellas its been good to know ya!

    The song is one of the guaranteed sing-alongs in my car!!!!

    The sad reality of the song is the reality of the ship. As the song says “she’d a made whitefish bay if they put 15 more miles behind her.”

    They sank in the darkness unable to see land but very close.

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