Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Edmund Fitzgerald lifeboat 
Tomorrow marks the 36th anniversary of the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.  The SS Edmund Fitzgerald was an American Great Lakes freighter that sunk with the loss of the entire crew in Lake Superior during a storm on November 10, 1975.  The wreck was made famous and engrained in the minds of Canadians by the Gordon Lightfoot song which describes the wreck.

From the Archives:
  • The CBC Digital Archives has the broadcast footage from the night of the wreck.
  • The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum holds the bell from the Fitzgerald, as well as search tape footage.
  • The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum also holds and annual remembrance ceremony for the wreck - this year's service happens at 7pm tomorrow evening. 
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