The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald--More than a Song

On Nov. 10,1975 , school kids in Michigan heard very little about the freighter S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald that sunk in Lake Superior, near Paradise, Mich. Surrounded by the Great Lakes, shipwrecks in Michigan were not uncommon. Then musician Gordon Lightfoot wrote "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald." As the 37th anniversary of the wreck of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald approaches, here are facts from that song and why they are meaningful to Michiganders and mariners. Be sure to click the video links. They're very interesting. The one from the minister who rang the bell at Mariners Church in Detroit is particularly touching. Read on. 

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