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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