Edmund Fitzgerald

November 10, 2010 by USA Post 

Edmund Fitzgerald, Here is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

Wednesday, November 10: WELLS EDMUND FITZGERALD
Profile America – Wednesday, November 10. The great Great Lakes ore carrier Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior 35 years ago today, killing all 29 men aboard. The event will be marked in more solemn observances to honor those lost. The Edmund Fitzgerald sank in a sudden storm only a few miles from safety. Carrying 26,000 tons of iron ore, it was the largest ship on the lake. The tragedy has created a very popular song by Gordon Lightfoot. Now, more than 160 million tons of cargo across the Great Lakes each year, part of more than 2.5 billion tons of freight on inland waterways in the nation. You can find these facts and more about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at

Sources: Chase Calendar of Events 2010, p. 555

Abstract of the United States 2010 statistics, t 1048, 1049

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