Tuesday, November 10, 2009

More Than Just a Ballad

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald is just a sad song from the 70s to many people. We even featured the ballad as our Sea Song of the Week this past Halloween because it is so chilling to hear, even after more than three decades.

However, every year on this date, the Gordon Lightfoot song takes on more significance as we remember the sinking of the 729-foot long freighter on Lake Superior 34 years ago today. If it's hard for you to fathom that a ship over 700 feet long was lost in a lake, let this be a reminder that weather should be taken seriously in any vessel - in any body of water.

The 29 men that were lost and their families are in our thoughts today as a ceremony is being held in Detroit to pay homage to those onboard.


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