The Big Fitz ( Edmund Fitzgerald)

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by upstaged, Nov 10, 2019.

  1. upstaged

    upstaged Well-Known Member

    44 years ago today . One of the crew was from Saint Joseph Michigan. He was only in the mid twenties when she sank. Has to be "hard" for all of the affected families even now. Regards, Upstaged in SW Michigan.
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  2. dynaflow

    dynaflow shiftless...

    ...first learned about Edmund Fitzgerald and Lake Superior weather from Gordon Lightfoot song. From there, learned about lake vs ocean-going buoyancy/weather-related differences...
  3. John Codman

    John Codman Platinum Level Contributor

    My late cousin Fred was a boatbuilder. I remember him telling me that cargo ships that enter the great lakes from the ocean and the opposote have two different Plimsoll lines on their hulls due to the different displacement quantity in fresh and salt water.
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