Edmund Fitzgerald

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Old 11-10-17, 08:21 AM
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Edmund Fitzgerald

I hate this date, remember like it was yesterday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu1GpQeYh5g
 
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Old 11-10-17, 11:15 AM
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Great song and tribute.
It makes you wonder why they do it. The seas and heavy swells can be unforgiving.
 
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Old 11-10-17, 02:38 PM
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The "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" is one of my favorite sad songs. When my son was a grad student in the 90's he was part of a crew operating a submersible RV that surveyed the wreck.


Handyone - My "WTF am I doing here?" sea story - chipping ice off the radar antenna, main mast and spars in a half gale in the North Atlantic. We had such an ice burden on the superstructure that there was concern that we would capsize. No harness - just a linesman's belt with one hand for the ship and the other hand for hanging on. That was my last North Atlantic cruise.
 
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I've been listening to Gordon Lightfoot for over 40 years & saw him live around the same time. Check out some of his other things.
 
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Old 11-10-17, 04:14 PM
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Saw a documentary on it several years ago, History channel I think, that was excellent. I was In WESTPAC when it went down, I always remember it because November 10th was 200th USMC birthday [already the 11th there of course].
 
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The Wreck

The wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
 
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