The Edmond Fitzgrald

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by desert-rat, May 17, 2013.

  1. desert-rat

    desert-rat Senior Member

    I would never have known about this ship with out the song by Gordon Lightfoot , it is a very haunting song to hear . Years ago I was eating at a fast food place , in the next booth two guys were talking about ships on the great lakes . I asked them about the Edmond Fitzgerald , I think one of them had served on her . He said he was sure the main cargo hatches leaked and flooded causing the ship to sink ."]The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - YouTube
    I dont think this is Gordon Lightfoot"]Edmund FitzGerald 1 - YouTube
  2. hotwater

    hotwater Senior Member

    Great song by gordie but its old news

  3. desert-rat

    desert-rat Senior Member

    yes I know this ship sank in 1975 . I was doing a search for info on a responce I was making on another forum and found info no the Fitzgerald and thought it might a nice post hear .
  4. Pressed_Rat

    Pressed_Rat Do you even lift, bruh?

    That song puts me to sleep... and not in a good way.
  5. Frieden

    Frieden Senior Member

    I grew up in Norther Minnesota, which happens to be directly on Lake Superior. I know alllll about the Edmond Fitzgerald. They act like its the Titantic where I come from. If I recall correctly, an old school mate's grandfather died on the ship.

    I didn't click on the video. I can't imagine it being a very good song.
  6. desert-rat

    desert-rat Senior Member

    The song is sung by Gordon Lightfoot , I think its a good song , just a bit haunting . The videos are of the Fitzgearld , and her crew , the 29 men that went down when she sank . I think 2 were 20 , 2 years older than me . I was 18 in 75, but hear in Arizona .

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