40th Anniversary of the Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald

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40th Anniversary of the Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Postby tireman4 » Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:58 am

It is hard to believe but Tuesday marks the 40th anniversary of the sinking of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald. The cause of the shipwreck is still debated. It's a fascinating story and Gordon Lightfoot's iconic song has kept the memory of the ship and its demise alive., something that makes me quite happy, The song introduced millions of new people to Lightfoot's music


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adZiVjX ... e=youtu.be



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Re: 40th Anniversary of the Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Postby Ptarmigan » Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:40 pm

S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald sunk during a storm.

The Storm and Final Voyage
http://www.ssedmundfitzgerald.org/storm-and-voyage/

Theories about the sinking
http://www.ssedmundfitzgerald.org/theories/

I would not be surprised if waves caused the ship to sink. A stark contrast from the Titanic, which sunk in calm and clear weather.
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