“The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead”: RIP Edmund Fitzgerald

I am reminded today on gCaptain that today is the anniversary of the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. The above excellent song is a story about the event by folk legend Gordon Lightfoot, who recollected that he felt this was his greatest contribution to music. Indeed, the public agreed with him and, despite the unpleasant nature of the song, climbed up to #2 on the charts when it came out.

I highly recommend this article in Failure Magazine on the wreck, to learn more the awful events of November 10, 1975.

2 Replies to ““The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead”: RIP Edmund Fitzgerald”

  1. I remember hearing about the wreck on the radio when I was little.

    There’s a place up north on the great lakes where my family goes every summer. My dad and i each have a framed photograph of the lighthouse there, with waves crashing over it, a photo taken on the same day the EF sank.

  2. Song still gives me the chills.

    Don’t recall the wreck itself, but was living in Detroit (Warren actually) when the song came out.

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