When the Waves Turn the Minutes to Hours
It's been 30 years since Lake Superior November gales claimed the Great Lakes ore freighter Edmund Fitzgerald.
The sinking immortalized in song by Gordon Lightfoot
is also documented at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
on a spit of land in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan a mere squinting distance on a clear day from where the Fitz actually went down.
Here in Detroit, of course, the bells will ring at Mariner's Church
-- where a lone priest reacted to the sinking by ringing the church's bells 29 times, once for each man lost.
(previously discussed (kinda) here
posted by chandy72
on Nov 10, 2005 -