Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Remembering SS Edmund Fitzgerald with Mr. Lightfoot

It's November and inevitably we'll remember SS Edmund Fitzgerald again. It remains to be the victim of freaque waves, even though we can never verify it by any means. The sad story remains to be favorite pursuit of medias. Over the past year there was someone from Canada interested in making another program about Fitzgerald and contacted me about freaque waves speculations. I declined to respond since I don't think there's anything new to talk about. Here again 34 years later, we'll never forget the tragedy that happened. Thanks to Youtube, let's remember her with Mr. Lightfoot:

The lyrics of the song can be found here. Here's the last stanza:
The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee
Superior, they say, never gives up her dead
When the gales of November come early.
A fabulous memorial page is given here at Echoes of History completes with the list of 29 crews that were lost on that voyage with Mr. Lightfoot read out all 29 names. Highly recommended!

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