♪♫ The Edmund Fitzgerald story lives on in Gordon Lightfoot's song
It's a music day today. This song honors the 35th anniversary of the tragedy of Edmund Fitzgerald. The wild weather earlier this month in the Great Lakes has dredged up the memories of the sinking of the huge ship Fitzgerald. In 1975, the ship lost a battle against the stormy weather on Lake Superior and went down with all hands on board. The cause was never determined.
Gordon Lightfoot turned the tale into a haunting song whose refrain warns, "The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead/When the skies of November turn gloomy."
On the YouTube page, listeners recall where they were when accident happened. "I was out on Whitefish Bay that day on my Lake Erie fish boat; barely made it back to Mamainse Harbour. It was the most scared I ever been. We found washed up wreckage the next day," writes MisterBCBudman.
"I was 10 when that happened, and live in the Sault. ... I can't help but think of them almost everytime I see a ship go through the locks," writes Ralphyization.
Were you in the area when the boat sank? Do you remember the storm?
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