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 Post subject: Re: Edmund Fitzgeral print
Unread postPosted: May 16, 2015, 1:54 am 
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 Post subject: Edmund Fitzgeral print
Unread postPosted: December 23, 2013, 12:20 pm 
November 10, 1975 the bulk freighter Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior with all hands. This print is dedicated to the memory of the 29 men lost that night and the families they left behind.

The Fitzgerald cleared Superior, Wisconsin, on her last trip on November 9, 1975, with a cargo of 26,116 tons of taconite pellets consigned to Detroit. Traveling down Lake Superior in company with Arthur M. Anderson of the United States Steel Corporation's Great Lakes Fleet, she encountered heavy weather and in the early evening of November 10th, suddenly foundered approximately 17 miles from the entrance to Whitefish Bay (47º North Latitude, 85º 7' West Longitude)

Captain McSorley of the "Fitz" had indicated he was having difficulty and was taking on water. She was listing to port and had two of three ballast pumps working. She had lost her radar and damage was noted to ballast tank vent pipes and he was overheard on the radio saying, "don't allow nobody (sic) on deck." McSorley said it was the worst storm he had ever seen. All 29 officers and crew, including a Great Lakes Maritime Academy cadet, went down with the ship, which lies broken in two sections in 530 feet of water.

Image size 18X25, printed on a 1975 chart of Whitefish Bay. Limited edition of 300 signed and numbered. price $35.00 plus $12.50 shipping

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