The Legend Lives On

Today marks 48 years since the Edmund Fitzgerald freighter sank in a terrible November storm on Lake Superior. 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 ship first sailed in 1958 and was over 729 feet long, bigger than even most modern-day ships on the lakes. The bell from the ship, recovered from the wreckage, is on display at the Whitefish Point Museum in Paradise, Michigan.

Edmund Fitzgerald