Pictures of the ‘Edmund Fitzgerald’ — Before & After the Wreck
Michigan's most famous ship - the 'Edmund Fitzgerald' - sunk forty-four years ago on November 10, 1975. Nicknames for the ship include "Queen Of The Great Lakes," "The Titanic Of The Lakes" and "The Toledo Express."
In the photo gallery below, you'll see rare shots of the Edmund Fitzgerald before the wreck and underwater afterwards.
1) IT WAS THE LARGEST SHIP ON THE GREAT LAKES
2) IT WAS OWNED BY AN INSURANCE COMPANY
3) IT WAS NAMED AFTER THE HEAD OF THE SHIPPING COMPANY
4) IT'S MAIN FUNCTION WAS HAULING IRON ORE
5) IT WAS A WELL-KNOWN SHIP EVEN BEFORE THE SONG WAS WRITTEN ABOUT IT
6) NO DISTRESS SIGNAL WAS SENT WHILE IT WAS SINKING
7) ALL CREW AND OFFICERS DIED ON BOARD
8) NO EXPLANATION EXISTS FOR THE SINKING
Whitefish Point in the U.P. holds their annual 'Edmund Fitzgerald' remembrance day every November 10 at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.
Learn more about this piece of Michigan history at S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald Online.