The Edmund Fitzgerald
The 729-foot bulk ore freighter Edmund Fitzgerald sank in eastern Lake Superior at about 7:10 p.m. on Monday, November 10, 1975. The Fitzgerald had cleared the Duluth-Superior harbor a day and a half earlier, carrying a full cargo of Minnesota taconite pellets. It went down in a fierce storm with waves reaching 35 feet high. All 29 men on board perished. If you’re in the mood, you can show your respects by spending a few minutes here with Gordon Lightfoot.