On November 10, 1975 one of the best known maritime tragedies in modern history occurred on Lake Superior when the SS Edmund Fitzgerald sank during a strong storm. Because I (Nina) have such an emotional reaction to this story, this week's episode was written by Gemma Harris, audio editing by Chaesare Gray.
This incident was immortalized in song, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald was written, composed and performed by Gordon Lightfoot, who is out on tour again this year.
The story of the Fitz is also taught in some grade school Michigan history classes.
While the podcast gives a history of the ship and details of her last days, there is far more to the lives and stories of these fathers, sons, brothers, husbands and their families. If you’d like to know more, I encourage you to explore the individual stories of the Fitzgerald’s crew, you will find a list of crew members, as well as extensive resources at our website Alreadygonepodcast.com.
Special guest audio by Chuck Walters of Spy Stories.
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