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Old 03-26-2008, 12:14 PM
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This is a really touching Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald. Just finished reading the book. Sad story.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iquCHSkmUek
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I agree. I remember when that happened. I also remember the memories it triggered from the limited time I spent working aboard a couple of different oil tankers in '69.

Very sad.
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Nice, thanks for sharing. The Fitz. remains impressive even by todays standards. Great Tribute
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The Carl Bradley went down in Lake Michigan in 1958 under similar conditions and a greater loss of life.
The only difference is Lightfoot didn't write a song about them.
Also the Bradley had one survivor.
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Good Point, both tragic! The Bradley was only carrying water as ballast. It was said that the boat litteraly broke in two before faultering.
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Just started reading "White Hurricane" about the big Great Lakes storm of 1913 that sunk 19 ships, including several 500+ footers. Some scary stuff. Another book - "Freshwater Fury" covers the same storm.

Makes for great reading...especially right before launching on Erie this spring.
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Agree - very sad and great tribute. What a song!

I have a limited edition print of Edmund Fitzgerald 1 of 6 done by artist (forget name) and signed by artist and Gordon Lightfoot.

Will show the clip to my kids so they can try and understand how it could sink - baffling really, but that weather paints a picture.
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Kinda spooky!
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I am going to see Lightfoot in concert on Friday.Gordon Lightfoot has had some very seroius health issues. I am glad to see and hear him continue at what he does best.
Terrific song writer.
Been a fan of his since 1968.

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