November 10th marks the anniversary of the sinking of Great Lakes freighter SS Edmund Fitzgerald, which sank in a strong gale on eastern Lake Superior resulting in the loss of all 29 of its crew. To this day, the 1975 sinking remains the Great Lakes region’s most famous and mysterious maritime disaster. To learn more about her story, all you have to do is listen above to the lyrics in Gordon Lightfoot’s famous ballad, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.
At the time of her launch, the 26,000 dwt Edmund Fitzgerald was the largest freighter on the Great Lakes, measuring 729’ long by 75’ wide, and in 1964 became the first carrier to haul more than 1 million tons of iron ore pellets through the SOO locks.
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In his new book "Leadership Is Language, The Hidden Power of What You Say and What You Don't", former submarine commander Captain L David Marquet (USN Ret) dives deep into one of the most thoroughly investigated marine disasters, the sinking of the El Faro, and surfaces with new ideas on leadership and language.
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