Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Remembering the Edmund Fitzgerald

Thirty five years ago tonight (November 10, 1975) the Edmund Fitzgerald ran into a violent storm on Lake Superior and sank with 29 crew members aboard. According to reports, the ship broke into two pieces and sank about 17 miles away from Whitefish Point, off Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The Captain lost radar and the light was not visible (or on) at Whitefish Point.

As you can see, in the pictures posted, thirty five years later, the weather is unseasonably warm and calm.

Various locations around the Great Lakes conduct memorial ceremonies every year to honor the crew members.

This is Lake Michigan on the night of November 10, 2010.

As the sun is setting one can remember the stormy night of November 10, 1975 and offer a little prayer for the tragedy...May the crew rest in peace and may the families know that we care.

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