Storm warning, up to 19 foot waves expected on anniversary of Edmund Fitzgerald wreck
A storm warning implies stronger winds and higher waves than a gale warning. Storm warning conditions are in the dark purple and gale warning conditions are in pink. In the storm warning area, winds are expected to be steady between 40 mph and 50 mph with gusts up to 65 mph. At that stage in weather modeling, an historic storm like the Fitzgerald storm was probably not forecasted accurately by the two computer models. Below is a simulation of the waves as they developed and increased during the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.mlive.com
Search for the Edmund Fitzgerald: Hear call to help after 29 men were lost in Lake Superior
You can hear the Coast Guard saying it’s “very certain that the Fitzgerald went down,” and is asking nearby ships for assistance. Image of the Edmund Fitzgerald shipwreck taken during a dive in 1995 to recover the ship's bell. Earlier in the day, the Edmund Fitzgerald had lost both it radars and the Arthur Anderson’s crew had been helping the Fitzgerald’s crew navigate through the storm. READ MORE ABOUT THE EDMUND FITZGERALDWreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald: See photos of the Great Lakes’ most famous shipThe Edmund Fitzgerald’s final hours: 8 things to knowWhat sank the Edmund Fitzgerald? 6 theories on what caused the shipwreckGordon Lightfoot explains why he wrote ‘The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald’mlive.com
The Edmund Fitzgerald’s final hours: 8 things to know
When the Edmund Fitzgerald sank to the bottom of Lake Superior amid a fierce storm on Nov. 10, 1975, the most gut-wrenching loss was its entire crew - all 29 men aboard who went down with the famed freighter. But the wreck of the 729-foot “laker” was also a $24 million loss of an engineering marvel - a ship considered a Great Lakes workhorse as it racked up seasonal records for its cargo-hauling abilities.mlive.com
The Edmund Fitzgerald began its tragic journey 46 years ago today
LAKE SUPERIOR, MI - It was 46 years ago today that the Edmund Fitzgerald was being loaded with 26,000 tons of iron ore, prepped for what would become her doomed final voyage. Once the largest ship on the Great Lakes, the 728-foot Fitzgerald left Superior, Wisconsin at 2:15 p.m. on Nov. 9, 1975. Her crew planned to cross Lake Superior to deliver the load at Detroit’s Zug Island.mlive.com
45 years after Edmund Fitzgerald sank, Arthur Anderson crosses Lake Superior under gale warning, snowstorm
“45 years ago, the SS Arthur M. Anderson was trailing the #EdmundFitzgerald before it sank in an intense storm. The Arthur M. Anderson public Facebook group is one spot where ship lovers follow its journey. 45 years ago the SS Arthur M. Anderson was trailing the #EdmundFitzgerald before it sank in an intense storm. Anderson: “Fitzgerald, this is the Anderson. 2 lifeboat that was recovered after the Edmund Fitzgerald sank.mlive.com
Local artist creates replica of S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald
DETROIT – Today marks the 45th anniversary of one of the most famous Great Lakes shipwrecks: the sinking of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald. S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald was an American Great Lakes freighter that sank in a Lake Superior storm on November 10, 1975 with the loss of the entire crew of 29. When launched on June 7, 1958, it was the largest ship on North America’s Great Lakes, and remains the largest to have sunk there. One local man decided he wanted to pay his respects to the victims lost on the vessel. According to a Los Angeles Times obituary, Edmund Fitzgerald, who died in 1986, was a civic leader in his hometown of Milwaukee.
ClickOnDetroit Morning Briefing -- Nov. 10, 2020
The city of Detroit voted overwhelmingly in favor of Joe Biden -- 233,908 total votes for the Biden-Harris ticket compared to just 12,654 for the incumbent President Trump. Detroit’s election turnout was 49.56% -- 250,138 total votes out of 504,714 registered voters. In Oakland County, Biden won with 56.36% of the vote -- 433,982 total votes for the Democrat. On Saturday, the state reported 207,794 total cases and 7,578 deaths. According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 3.8 million have recovered in the U.S., with more than 9.9 million cases reported across the country.
Dossin Great Lakes Museum on Belle Isle celebrates first phase of renovations
DETROIT The Dossin Great Lakes Museum celebrated completing the first phase of renovations Saturday. Museum officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open with new and improved features and to celebrate 60 years of the museum being open at Belle Isle. All of the museums outdoor artifacts -- including an anchor from the SS Edmund Fitzgerald -- have been redisplayed and upgraded and several new gardens have been planted. Admission to the museum is free with a suggested donation. More information can be found on the Detroit Historical Societys official website here.