36 years ago today……………..

“The wind in the wires made a tattle-tale sound
and a wave broke over the railing.
And ev’ry man knew, as the captain did too
’twas the witch of November come stealin’.
The dawn came late and the breakfast had to wait
when the Gales of November came slashin’.”
-Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, Gordon Lightfoot

36 years ago today the great lakes ore carrier Edmund Fitzgerald foundered in a november gale on lake Superior. 8 bells rings out for her 29 crew members

About newenglandwaterman

1600 Master Near Coastal, Master of Towing Vessels, and a whole binder full of other pieces of paper. You can find me at the controls, hooked up and hard over, when I'm not at home playing with the dogs
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