Wednesday, November 14, 2007
To folks like me, it started from a Gordon Lightfoot song.
But beyond the song, the story of the Edmund Fitzgerald is a fascinating one. The ore carrier broke into two during a heavy storm in Lake Superior in 1975, resulting in 29 lives lost.
Each year this tragedy and other shipwrecks are recalled throughout the region.
We speak with Lee Radzak of the Split Rock Lighthouse, where a beacon is lit each year to remember the crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald and others who lost their lives on the lakes.