On February 1st, 1957, a contract was signed to create the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald, the largest ship to sail the Great Lakes. The ship was thought by many to be unsinkable, but on November 10th, 1975, at approximately 7:20 p.m., the Edmund Fitzgerald vanished from radar.
Travel along with the Edmund Fitzgerald from its creation to its final voyage.
Knowing the Edmund Fitzgerald had sunk, what was the captain of the Anderson thinking when he was instructed to turn around, head to the wreckage, and look for survivors?
Take a step back in time as you watch the celebration surrounding the maiden SS Edmund Fitzgerald. The first 6:48 seconds of this tribute video showcases the maiden ship and the open house celebration for the public.
The wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald was the result of one of the 3 most talked about storms in the history of the Great Lakes. Canadian song-writer, Gordon Lightfoot, was instrumental (no pun intended) in bringing the wreck to fame. Included below are links to several newspaper articles relating to the historical wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Make sure you scroll to see other links within the links.
Twenty-nine crew members perished with the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Learn who the crew members were, positions held on the Edmund Fitzgerald, and family members left behind to mourn their losses.