The Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald and everything maritime honored at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

Oct 24, 2016

Bruce Lynn, Executive Director of the Great lakes Shipwreck Historical Society
Credit Thomas Wilmer

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum is located at Whitefish Point in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in the southeast corner of Lake Superior.

Join correspondent Tom Wilmer for a visit with Bruce Lynn, Executive Director of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society. 

The demise of the ore carrier SS Edmond Fitzgerald in November 1975, just 17 miles from the Whitefish Point lighthouse, spurred Gordon Lightfoot to pen the hit song “The Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald”.

The song quickly became a #1 hit in Lightfoot’s native Canada and before long a #2 hit on the charts in America.   

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