Today marks the 38th anniversary of the sinking of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald, the Great Lakes freighter that sank in a strong gale on eastern Lake Superior resulting in the loss of all 29 of its crew. The 1975 sinking remains the Great Lakes regions most famous and mysterious maritime disaster. To learn more about her story, just listen above to the lyrics in Gordon Lightfoot’s famous song, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald or check out this post over at Ocean Weather Service’s blog.
Do any Great Lakes guys remember her sinking? We’d like to hear your stories in the comments section below.