November 10, 1975
The Edmund Fitzgerald sunk.
One of the biggest and most profitable iron ore carriers on the Great Lakes, the 13,000-ton Edmund Fitzgerald disappeared in a snow squall as it neared Whitefish Bay in eastern Lake Superior. The loss of the entire 29-man crew made the Fitz the best-known—and largest—ship lost to the lakes.
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