Today marks the 40th 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 ballad, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.
The Lost Fitzgerald Search Tapes
Rare radio chatter between the Arthur M. Anderson and the Coast Guard November 10th, 1975, the last time anyone ever heard from the Edmund Fitzgerald.