The Legend Lives On
November 10, 2022
Today marks 47 years since the Edmund Fitzgerald freighter sank in a terrible November storm on Lake Superior. The ship first sailed in 1958 and was over 729 feet long, bigger than even most modern-day ships on the lakes. The largest freighter on the Great Lakes went down about 17 miles off the shore at Whitefish Point with the lives of 29 men in 1975. The bell from the ship, recovered from the wreckage, is on display at the Whitefish Point Museum in Paradise, Michigan.