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Edmund Fitzgerald: A Tribute (Updated)
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Nov 7, 2019 01:28:07   #
Sunnely Loc: Wisconsin
 
This is just an update of the show I posted about 3 weeks ago. I added a few more info, photos, and some special effects. The original post is no longer available.

On November 10, 1975, the SS Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior during a violent storm. Twenty-nine crew members perished. This is a tribute to them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mdUS0czSiE

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Nov 7, 2019 02:28:00   #
rjaywallace Loc: Wisconsin
 
Sunnely wrote:
This is just an update of the show I posted about 3 weeks ago. I added a few more info, photos, and some special effects. The original post is no longer available.
On November 10, 1975, the SS Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior during a violent storm. Twenty-nine crew members perished. This is a tribute to them.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mdUS0czSiE

Sunnely, my esteemed UHH colleague from WI, although a tribute to the unfortunate crew of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald is certainly a worthy activity, I do not understand the purpose of posting it on the Main Discussion Board of a blog devoted to photography.

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Nov 7, 2019 05:37:41   #
cmc4214
 
rjaywallace wrote:
Sunnely, my esteemed UHH colleague from WI, although a tribute to the unfortunate crew of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald is certainly a worthy activity, I do not understand the purpose of posting it on the Main Discussion Board of a blog devoted to photography.


Looks to me that it is posted under links,(says links and resources at the top of the page) perhaps because it is still listed under upcoming topics it seems to be on the main discussion board. Items on "upcoming topics" are not yet sorted

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Nov 7, 2019 06:45:47   #
mas24 Loc: Southern CA
 
I've only been to two of the five Great Lakes. Chicago's Lake Michigan, and Buffalo's Lake Erie. The waters of each were fairly calm when I was there. Each of these two cities have extreme cold weathers too. Each lake is different. For a transporter that large. The Fitzgerald, encountered some really rough waters, that exceeded even some North Atlantic Ocean storms. This was an unfortunate tragedy. The crew, RIP.

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Nov 7, 2019 08:56:02   #
rjaywallace Loc: Wisconsin
 
cmc4214 wrote:
Looks to me that it is posted under links,(says links and resources at the top of the page) perhaps because it is still listed under upcoming topics it seems to be on the main discussion board. Items on "upcoming topics" are not yet sorted

Actually it was moved by Admin.

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Nov 7, 2019 10:15:27   #
photophile Loc: Lakewood, Ohio, USA
 
Sunnely wrote:
This is just an update of the show I posted about 3 weeks ago. I added a few more info, photos, and some special effects. The original post is no longer available.

On November 10, 1975, the SS Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior during a violent storm. Twenty-nine crew members perished. This is a tribute to them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mdUS0czSiE


I enjoyed the video.

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Nov 7, 2019 14:58:17   #
Sunnely Loc: Wisconsin
 
rjaywallace wrote:
Sunnely, my esteemed UHH colleague from WI, although a tribute to the unfortunate crew of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald is certainly a worthy activity, I do not understand the purpose of posting it on the Main Discussion Board of a blog devoted to photography.


I apologize, rjaywallace. It was past my bedtime when I posted it. Didn't realize it was in the wrong forum until logged in just now and saw a message from the Admin that it was moved to Link and Resources.

Mea culpa.

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Nov 7, 2019 15:43:56   #
Sunnely Loc: Wisconsin
 
photophile wrote:
I enjoyed the video.


I'm glad you enjoyed it, Karin.

Tragic but fascinating historical maritime event.

Here are some FYIs:

1) Fourteen (of 29) of the crew were from Ohio. In fact, the top 3 ranking posts were from Ohio: Captain Ernest M. McSorley, First Mate John H. McCarthy, and Second Mate James A. Pratt. (Mr. Pratt was from Lakewood, OH, your hometown. I'm still searching for a photo of him.) McSorley and McCarthy had known each other for several years during their maritime stints. When McSorley became the Master of the "Big Fitz," he asked McCarthy to join him as his First Mate. McSorley intended to retire after the shipping season that year.

2) God had other plans:
a. John D. Simmons, Wheelsman from WI, planned to retire after the trip.
b. David Weiss, Cadet, from CA was supposed to get off the ship upon reaching Soo Locks to be replaced by another cadet from a different ship. Never happened as Soo Locks were closed due to the storm.
c. Robert C. Rafferty, First Cook from Toledo, OH was filling in for another cook who was sick with bleeding ulcers. He in turn was filling in for the ship's regular cook who was on vacation.

3) After more than 4 decades, the reason why Edmund Fitzgerald sank remains a mystery.

The legend lives on. . .

Thanks for watching.

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Nov 7, 2019 16:40:47   #
photophile Loc: Lakewood, Ohio, USA
 
Sunnely wrote:
I'm glad you enjoyed it, Karin.

Tragic but fascinating historical maritime event.

Here are some FYIs:

1) Fourteen (of 29) of the crew were from Ohio. In fact, the top 3 ranking posts were from Ohio: Captain Ernest M. McSorley, First Mate John H. McCarthy, and Second Mate James A. Pratt. (Mr. Pratt was from Lakewood, OH, your hometown. I'm still searching for a photo of him.) McSorley and McCarthy had known each other for several years during their maritime stints. When McSorley became the Master of the "Big Fitz," he asked McCarthy to join him as his First Mate. McSorley intended to retire after the shipping season that year.

2) God had other plans:
a. John D. Simmons, Wheelsman from WI, planned to retire after the trip.
b. David Weiss, Cadet, from CA was supposed to get off the ship upon reaching Soo Locks to be replaced by another cadet from a different ship. Never happened as Soo Locks were closed due to the storm.
c. Robert C. Rafferty, First Cook from Toledo, OH was filling in for another cook who was sick with bleeding ulcers. He in turn was filling in for the ship's regular cook who was on vacation.

3) After more than 4 decades, the reason why Edmund Fitzgerald sank remains a mystery.

The legend lives on. . .

Thanks for watching.
I'm glad you enjoyed it, Karin. br br Tragic but ... (show quote)


Thanks for the history info.

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Nov 8, 2019 07:28:07   #
Richard Engelmann Loc: Boulder, Colorado
 
Lightfoot created a masterpiece with this haunting song. I loved the way you illustrated it.

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Nov 8, 2019 09:01:07   #
digit-up Loc: Flushing, Michigan
 
rjaywallace wrote:
Sunnely, my esteemed UHH colleague from WI, although a tribute to the unfortunate crew of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald is certainly a worthy activity, I do not understand the purpose of posting it on the Main Discussion Board of a blog devoted to photography.


You never seem to be short on OPINIONS, and generally, they are just worth ignoring. What is it with crass people like you?? And me, possibly??

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Nov 8, 2019 10:14:36   #
rmalarz Loc: Tempe, Arizona
 
Very nicely done. One of the better tributes posted.
--Bob
Sunnely wrote:
This is just an update of the show I posted about 3 weeks ago. I added a few more info, photos, and some special effects. The original post is no longer available.

On November 10, 1975, the SS Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior during a violent storm. Twenty-nine crew members perished. This is a tribute to them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mdUS0czSiE

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Nov 8, 2019 10:17:02   #
Sunnely Loc: Wisconsin
 
Richard Engelmann wrote:
Lightfoot created a masterpiece with this haunting song. I loved the way you illustrated it.


Thank you, Richard Engelmann.

Glad you liked it.

Haunting, indeed. Scholars on the Edmund Fitzgerald agree that Lightfoot's re-telling of the events was almost 100% spot on.

During the preparation of the video, I found myself rooting for the Edmund Fitzgerald; "push" or "blow" some wind behind her to reach the finish line and into safety. (She was a mere 12-15 miles or 90 minutes into safety.) It was like a battle between man/machine and nature. Reality is, the latter always wins.

Thanks for watching.

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Nov 8, 2019 10:18:15   #
Shipwreck Loc: Michigan
 
From a Great Lakes boat nerd, thanks for the posting!!

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Nov 8, 2019 11:57:52   #
PGHphoto Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
 
mas24 wrote:
I've only been to two of the five Great Lakes. Chicago's Lake Michigan, and Buffalo's Lake Erie. The waters of each were fairly calm when I was there. Each of these two cities have extreme cold weathers too. Each lake is different. For a transporter that large. The Fitzgerald, encountered some really rough waters, that exceeded even some North Atlantic Ocean storms. This was an unfortunate tragedy. The crew, RIP.


Superior is so different from the other Great Lakes, there is no comparison. At its deepest, the water temp pretty much remains in the mid 30 degree range. I only saw a 'typical' summer storm once and it was unbelievably powerful. This troll spent a lot of summers in Paradise - just a few miles south of Whitefish point.

Many who have studied the wreck (yes, it was found and the ships bell recovered and displayed until returned as a memorial to the site of the wreck) suggest that the Edmond Fitzgerald was hit by 2 successive waves that lifted the bow and stern into the air and the center of the hull broke as it cleared the water and folded. Now THOSE are waves ! Haven't been to the lighthouse/museum at Whitefish point in many years wonder if its still as solemn an experience as it was back 20 years ago ...

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