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The Edmund Fitzgerald

The sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald will be commemorated today. Twenty nine lives were lost when the ship sank in Lake Superior on November 10, 1975 about 17 miles from Whitefish Point.  Gordon Lightfoot recorded a memorable tribute to the lost crew in his song The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. For more information on the Edmund Fitzgerald and other notable Great Lakes shipwrecks try some of the titles below. The Dossin Great Lakes Museum on Belle Isle and the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum are also both great sources for information on the tragedy. 

Mighty Fitz: the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Michael Schumacher


Gales of November: the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Robert J. Hemming


The wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Frederick Stonehouse


Many a midnight ship: true stories of Great Lakes shipwrecks by Mark Bourrie


Ships gone missing: the Great Lakes storm of 1913 by Robert J. Hemming


White hurricane: a Great Lakes November gale and America's deadliest maritime disaster by David G. Brown


Deadly voyage: the S.S. Daniel J. Morrell tragedy by Andrew Kantar