10 November 2013: The night “the waves turned minutes to hours”*

*”Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” by Gordon Lightfoot

It was 38 years ago tonight–10 November 1975–that the Great Lakes freighter Edmund Fitzgerald sank on Lake Superior during a tremendous gale.

Sound the bell and say a prayer in memory of all 29 men on board who were lost, and for the families they left on shore. Take a moment of silence. Behold the lake with awe, fear, and respect.

For a timeline of events and other information about the Edmund Fitzgerald, visit the website http://www.ssefo.com/.

For the lyrics and audio files of the Gordon Lightfoot song, visit http://gordonlightfoot.com/wreckoftheedmundfitzgerald.shtml.

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