Wednesday, November 10, 2021

The Edmund Fitzgerald

Photo of the Edmund Fitzgerald, which was one of the largest iron ore transport ships ever built. The Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior sometime after 7:00 pm CST on November 10th, 1975, as a intense surface low moved across and to the north of the lake. The 29 crew members on board all perished.

The probable tracks (above - from the NTSB investigation of the sinking) of the Fitzgerald and a following ship - the A. M. Anderson - on the 9th and 10th of November 1975. The approximate location of the surface low (below) about the time that the Fitzgerald broke apart in high winds and seas. Second below is a colorized IR image (from the Univ. of Wisconsin and NOAA) at about 2 hours before the disaster. There is more information about this legendary (as per Gordan Lightfoot's song - ) disaster at:

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