Today is the fortieth anniversary of the loss of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald due to a freakish storm on Lake Superior. Accompanying vessels lost contact with the ship shortly after 7:10 p.m. the evening of November 10, 1975 amid consistent tropical storm-force winds with hurricane-force gusts. Instead of recapping events, I thought I’d dig up the entries where I had done so (mostly) already.
Nov. 10, 2011: November 10, 1975, + 36
Nov. 11, 2005: The Gales of November Remembered
Nov. 13, 2003: Gales of November (Mostly about Gordon Lightfoot’s famous ballad and my history with it.)