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Old 11th November 2017, 17:40
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Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

This laker was lost 42 years ago this week...

Gordon Lightfoot sings the story well:-


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Old 12th November 2017, 05:37
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The song is very touching and was written by the guy singing the song. He comes from nearby in the town of Orillia. The speculation was the boat bottomed out on Superior shoal which has a charted depth of 26 feet but with the high waves and the position only just clearing the downbound shipping route, slightly off would have taken her over it. The boat not too far behind was the one to raise the alarm when they noticed her lights disappear.
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Old 13th August 2018, 17:53
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Another good book about the tragedy was "The Gales of November."
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