on November 10, 1975. Edmund Fitzgerald was about to make its trip to Detroit MI with only one mission at hand: to deliver ore. That was all there was to it. But the members of the ship had gotten much more than what they had bargained for. They thought that they would be okay. Or so they thought? The ship, weighing at 13,632 lbs sank in Lake Superior, taking the lives of 29 men. This was the worst shipping tragedy in eleven years. The song, “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” by Gordon Lightfoot
ship is left behind, in the dark turbulent night. That ship, The Edmund Fitzgerald now lye in the depths of the Superior. The events of that night and what happened to the 729-foot freighter are still a mystery to the world. Many theorize what conditions caused the ship to go down that night. Some theories deal with the weather conditions as well as focusing on equipment malfunctions that took place. So what sunk the Edmund Fitzgerald? It was estimated that winds speeds were up to 96mph and waves were
There are mysteries which men can only guess at, which may only ever truly be solved in part; the SS Edmund Fitzgerald’s sinking is one of them. At the time it was launched in 1958, the 729-foot long, 75-foot wide freighter was the largest ship to ply the Great Lakes. Although, on November 9, 1975 the ship embarked upon what would become its final voyage. She was carrying 26,000 tons of iron ore pellets and bound for Detroit and though the day was bright, in her path laid great turbulence. On
The Edmund Fitzgerald Do you know what happened to The Titanic of the Great Lakes? The Edmund Fitzgerald was an American Great Lakes freighter that sank in Lake Superior on November 10, 1975 killing all 29 crew members. The iron ore pellets that she (all ships are girls) was carrying were porous, so they absorbed water. National Weather Service people said conditions were good when the Fitz set out on her journey across Superior, but soon a HUGE storm blew up around her. The Fitzgerald was at maximum
to The Titanic of the Great Lakes? The Edmund Fitzgerald was an American Great Lakes freighter that sank in Lake Superior on November 10, 1975, a wreck that took the lives of all 29 crew members. The iron ore pellets that she (all ships are girls) was carrying were porous, so they absorbed water. The National Weather Service said conditions were good when the Fitz set out on her journey across Superior, but soon a HUGE storm blew up around her. The Fitzgerald was at maximum capacity when 10 foot waves
The Edmund Fitzgerald was one of the most famous ships that ever sailed lake Superior. The Fitzgerald was one of the fastest ships that sailed Superior, she often broke her own records and set new ones.The Fitzgerald was the largest freshwater ship in history and was just 140 feet shorter than the Titanic. The Fitzgerald or Fitz ( thats was what the crew called her) was built in 1958. She was put in the water on June 8th 1958. In his book Andrew Kantar says “The Edmund Fitzgerald was named after
The Edmund Fitzgerald Since commercial shipping began on the five Great Lakes, there have Been six thousand shipwrecks. Half have never been found. There are three storms The sailors still talk about: The great storm of 1913 claimed 250 lives and 12 ships. The storm of 1940 claimed 100 lives and two ships. The storm of 1975 claimed only one ship and 29 lives. The wreck of 1975 remains the most mysterious and controversial of all shipwreck tales heard around the Great Lakes.
The Californian. The crew of The Californian woke up its captain when it saw strange lights and flares in the sky, but it was too late The Titanic had already sunk. One of the most well known shipwrecks on the great lakes is The Edmund Fitzgerald. The Edmund Fitzgerald “Reschke 5” was an American Great Lakes Freighter that sank in a Lake Superior storm on November 10, 1975, with the loss of the whole crew of 29. When it sank it was carrying 26,116 tons of cargo. When launched on June 8, 1958
fill in the gaps of their education because I was an inadequate teacher. Above all else, I want to pass on to my students my love and joy for learning, and help them to see that education is the key to their future endeavors. "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" by Gordon Lightfoot.
clear of sail." Lake Erie was blasted by 60 mph winds on November 22 and 23, 1874. On Nov. 25, 1905 a November gale sank or stranded more than 16 ships. On Nov 11, 1940 (Armistice Day Storm) a storm wrecked 12 vessels. The giant bulk carrier Edmund Fitzgerald sank during a November gale in 1975. The Great Lakes have nearly 5,000 recorded shipwrecks, beginning with Le Griffin in 1679 on Lake Michigan. In November, it is a common occurrence for two storms to converge over the Great Lakes. When this