The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald | Michigan in Pictures

Source: The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald | Michigan in Pictures

As the Great Lakes face the “gales of November” today and tomorrow (a major low pressure system is moving over the State of Michigan – I woke up to wild wind and hail in the middle of the night), “Michigan in Pictures” reminded us this Tuesday of the fearsome storm that swept Lake Superior 40 years ago on November 10 and took down the last large ship – the Edmund Fitzgerald, along with the 29 members of her crew.

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The memory of that tragic event became embedded in our minds through the song Gordon Lightfoot wrote to mark it – “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.”

“Michigan in Pictures” featured this event along with some nice links and an interesting video, which may be of interest to you (you will recognize the bad theology in the song at the beginning of the 5th stanza, but the lyrics are powerful in their description).

 

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