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The wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
« on: November 10, 2018, 07:13:40 PM »

I just got it into my head that it is 43 years to the minute that the Edmund Fitzgerald sank in 530 feet of water in Lake Superior. As I heard Gordon Lightfoot's tribute to this ship I had studied this shipwreck in school. RIP to the 29 men on the Edmund Fitzgerald.
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Re: The wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2018, 07:23:02 AM »

Did Burton Cummings of the Guess Who do his impression of Gordon singing this song? Regardless, his impression of Gordon singing Rod Stewart's "Maggie May" is spot-on perfect! :D
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Re: The wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2018, 05:04:10 PM »

I think it's still the last sinking of a commercial ship in the Great Lakes.

Three cheers for GPS and better weather forecasting.
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Re: The wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2018, 06:23:30 PM »

Many years ago, from WROR-Boston's Loren & Wally show.
Note: the song is parodying Gordon Lightfoot; not the 29 crew members.
 
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Re: The wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
« Reply #4 on: Today at 01:09:21 PM »

Does anyone know where the love of God goes, when the waves turn the minutes to hours?


Favorite lyrics from Gordon Lightfoot's famous song.


By the way, is it a common thing for people around the region to learn about the shipwreck or something? I've heard it before from two people that they've learned of it in school.
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Re: The wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
« Reply #5 on: Today at 01:46:00 PM »

By the way, is it a common thing for people around the region to learn about the shipwreck or something? I've heard it before from two people that they've learned of it in school.
It didn't make it into my school's curriculum in suburban Chicago, but I can see how it would have in cities and towns affected by the shipwreck, similar to how my school seemed to devote a lot of time to the Great Chicago Fire.
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Re: The wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
« Reply #6 on: Today at 01:59:37 PM »

Did Burton Cummings of the Guess Who do his impression of Gordon singing this song? Regardless, his impression of Gordon singing Rod Stewart's "Maggie May" is spot-on perfect! :D

Doing an impression of Gordon Lightfoot signing a Gordon Lightfoot song?  Kind of defeats the purpose, if you ask me.
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Re: The wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
« Reply #7 on: Today at 05:59:28 PM »

Does anyone know where the love of God goes, when the waves turn the minutes to hours?


Favorite lyrics from Gordon Lightfoot's famous song.


By the way, is it a common thing for people around the region to learn about the shipwreck or something? I've heard it before from two people that they've learned of it in school.
This ship is the largest to go down in the Great Lakes and if you are learning about shipwrecks this one gets mentioned. One reason for it's sinking is that the Edmund Fitzgerald sat low in the water which allowed more water in to flood the deck weighing it down causing it to take on more water. It also hit a shoal as it was passing Caribou Island.
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