The Edmund Fitzgerald

48 years ago this evening (November 10, 1975), a November storm claimed the ore hauler Edmund Fitzgerald and all 29 of her crew on Lake Superior. The weather was terrible, even for strong ships and experienced sailors. Sustained wind at 58 knots, gusts to 70, and sustained waves of 18-25 feet.

The story of that ship, and those who tried to help, is very moving.

Most of the people who have heard the story came to it through Gordon Lightfoot. This version is nice because of the photo and lyrics:

The Punch Brothers are amazing, and so is this:

Great Lakes Brewing has their own tribute, and it’s a very tasty porter: