Gordon Lightfoot, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" via iTunes (from Summertime Dream) (The Last Angry Man)
Forty-one years ago to the day, 10 November 1975, the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior, claiming twenty-nine souls. The Fitz was the largest "lake boat" ever constructed when launched in 1958 & set several seasonal haul records in her career. Songwriter Gordon Lightfoot says he was inspired to write & record "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" when an issue of Newsweek misspelt the ship's name as "Edmond Fitzgerald," dishonoring the memory of those who died. Twenty-nine men perished when the freighter S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald sank on 10 November 1975, forty-one years today.
The Wayback Machine Tour of the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
Edmund Fitzgerald '10 | Edmund Fitzgerald '11 | Edmund Fitzgerald '14 | Edmund Fitzgerald '15