Ceremony held to remember those lost in Edmund Fitzgerald sinking

RIVER ROUGE, Mich., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald freighter in Lake Superior in 1975 was remembered at a ceremony in River Rouge, Mich.

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Edmund Fitzgerald sinking remembered

DETROIT, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- The daughter of the cook on the Edmund Fitzgerald says she learned of his death from a newspaper account of the vessel's sinking on Lake Superior in 1975.

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Computers used to identify dangerous waves

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Life ring from the Edmund Fitzgerald found

COPPER HARBOR, Mich., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- A Michigan man searching for rocks on the shore of Lake Superior says he found a life ring from the SS Edmund Fitzgerald near Copper Harbor, Mich.

Detroit church changes memorial service

DETROIT, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A church service in Detroit that for three decades has honored the crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald is becoming a memorial for all Great Lakes sailors.

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Edmond Fitzgerald sinking recreated

MADISON, Wis., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists say they've created a simulation of the 1975 Lake Superior storm that sank the ore carrier Edmund Fitzgerald.

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SS Edmund Fitzgerald (nicknamed "Mighty Fitz," "The Fitz," or "The Big Fitz") was an American Great Lakes freighter launched on 8 June 1958. Until the 1970s, she was the largest ship on the Great Lakes. Although it had reported having some difficulties during a gale on Lake Superior, the Fitzgerald sank suddenly on 10 November 1975 in 530 feet (162 m) of water without sending any distress signals. The site of the loss is at 46°59.9′N 85°06.6′W / 46.9983°N 85.11°W / 46.9983; -85.11, in Canadian waters approximately 17 miles (15 nmi; 27 km) from the entrance to Whitefish Bay. All 29 hands in the crew perished, presumably by drowning. The incident is the most famous disaster in the history of Great Lakes shipping, and is the subject of Gordon Lightfoot's hit song, "The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald." The precise cause of her sinking remains a mystery.

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