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The Sinking of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald

The SS Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior (the largest of the Great Lakes) on November 10, 1975. The entire crew of 29 died as of result of the Edmund Fitzgerald shipwreck. While the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald is not nearly as catastrophic (in terms of loss of human live) as some of the deadliest shipwrecks that have occurred at sea, it is noteworthy because the Edmund Fitzgerald for a time was the largest ship on the Great Lakes, and it remains the largest ship to have ever sunk in these waters. Below you will find an overview of the Edmund Fitzgerald disaster, as well as some information about the vessel itself. Read more [...]