The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum has the bell from the Edmund Fitzgerald; the freighter that went down in 1975 and lost 29 crew members. Take a day trip from Sault Ste. Marie, MI west to see the museum, lighthouses, beaches, and much more!
Today in History 11/10/1975 – Edmund Fitzgerald sinks in Lake Superior
On November 1975 the iron ore carrier, SS Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior. All 29 crew members died. At the time, it was the worst shipping disaster on the Great Lakes in 11 years.Perhaps you've heard about this famous shipwreck.
The five Great Lakes are Superior, Huron, Ontario, Erie and Michigan.the Edmund Fitzgerald sank with her crew of 29 on Lake Superior, and made famous by a song from Gordon Lightfoot.best folk song ever.
"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" - Gordon Lightfoot (HD w/ Lyrics). Lightfoot's inspiration from the actual wreck. The song is in Mixolydian mode which gives it a slight religious feel, and it also has a pub song/sea shanty feel.