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The 7 - CRZ's World - THIRTY YEARS AGO OF THE DAY
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CRZ
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#1 Posted on 10.11.05 0919.29
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On 10 Nov 1975, the freighter Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior due to high winds.

http://news.google.com/news?q=edmund+fitzgerald+30+years

http://www.shipwreckmuseum.com/ will have a special webcast tonight

As the big freighters go it was bigger than most

I'm already sorry I posted that.
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#2 Posted on 10.11.05 0942.07
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CRZ: I'm already sorry I posted that.

I bet. Where's the song!!!

Click Here (jaydax.co.uk)

(if at work - adjust the volume, probably. Up or Down, depending on how COOL you are! SING ALONG!)

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#3 Posted on 10.11.05 1201.57
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My wife and I heard this song on the radio a couple weeks ago and I did some research on the wreck after listening. I could have sworn it was way earlier. I was in high school when this happened and the way news was back then, I heard about the disaster when Lightfoot's song was released.

The Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald occured on my wife's 12th birthday. Hmmmm.

Gitchagoomee.



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#4 Posted on 10.11.05 1309.03
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    Originally posted by pieman
    I could have sworn it was way earlier. I was in high school when this happened


I can TOTALLY see why you'd have thought that, based on your reasoning. :)
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#5 Posted on 10.11.05 1954.25
Reposted on: 10.11.12 1956.20
That story is still worth a mention or two up here, seeing as how she was "comin' back from some mill in Wisconsin."

I even saved file video of earlier coverage of that sinking...somewhere 'round here...

On a lighter note, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" is a GREAT karaoke song to do to get under your friends-who-wanna-sing-dammit's skin...'cause it's longer than an Iron Butterfly drum solo.
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