Freighter "Edmund Fitzgerald" remembered 40 years after Tragedy

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  1. Domo Cup

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    RIP to the 29 on board - almost half Ohioans.


     
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    Fuck you Gordon Lightfoot!
     
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    This. Only get remembered because of the song.
     
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    haha:bully:
     
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    That song reminds me of modeling at Nordstrom. I don't know why, but it puts me back in the runway modeling ski wear. Weird


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    I saw an interesting documentary on him. turns out he's still doing time for that, but he is coming up for parole in 2024
     
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    What did he do?? :dontknow:
     
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    You must be one of those people that thought because he had a hit song he shouldn't go to prison for sinking that ship.
     
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    I'm confused :nooo:
     
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    LAINE: Andrea Doria? Isn’t that the one they did the song about?
    JERRY: Edmund Fitzgerald.
    ELIANE: I love Edmund Fitzgerald’s voice.
    JERRY: No, Gordon Lightfoot was the singer. Edmund Fitzgerald was the ship.
    ELAINE: I think Gordon Lightfoot was the boat.
    JERRY: Yeah, and it was rammed by the Cat Stevens.
     
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    ski wear :dontknow:
     
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    Gordon Lightfoot sinks a freighter and kills 29 people just so he can have an idea to write a song, which becomes a hit. He then gets sentenced to prison. Aren't they teaching this in school anymore?
     
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    He sunk the damned ship so he could write a song about it.
     
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    I musta cut class that day :bounce:
     
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    Lightfoot wrote that song in 1970, the ship sank in 1975. Tell me he didn't sabotage it.
     
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    Is this true?? I never heard this :scratch:
     
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    He's one of America's most prolific mass murderers.
     
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    I remember on a trip to Detroit when I was 12, my uncle, who lived there, telling my dad about the Edmund Fitzgerald that had sunk the previous winter. As I recall, we were driving past that cathedral referenced in the song (which spurred the conversation).

    I can vaguely remember the news reports, but my uncle's story about it resonated with me for some reason. I just couldn't fathom how rough the seas could get on an inland lake.

    I never really understood why they didn't go down there and retrieve the bodies they could find for burial. Superior is so cold that bacterial growth is limited, and I remember in some doc I watched that a diver said he saw a body (and/or bodies) floating around inside the wreck.
     
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