Gordon Lightfoot immortalized it in the beautiful ballad “Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”. Until recently, I assumed it happened long ago, probably early 1900’s. Nope.
Today is the 35th anniversary of the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. The actual wreck, not the song. I was 15 when it happened, old enough that I probably watched the news about it on TV.
So, here’s to the 29 people that perished in that wreck, and the families they left behind.