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    My WI diving instructor just posted this 2015 presentation on FB. Think you can watch without FB but not sure. It’s by a UW prof who focuses on the storm that took the Fitz down.

    https://www.facebook.com/pbswi/videos/722752435346853/

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    National Weather Service on the storm that took down the Fitz.

    https://www.weather.gov/mqt/Edmund_Fitzgerald

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    thanks tradd - works fine w/o facebook log-in. great stuff!

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    In 2021 there will be a memorial ceremony at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Whitefish Point MI. Due to COVID, the remembrance will be closed, attended only by surviving family members, US Coast Guard, and the Museum. According to the website of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, the ceremony will be livestreamed on the Vuit Channel, 9 & 10 News.

    I understand that the tradition is to ring the ship's bell (raised from the wreck in 1979) one time for each man who perished on the Edmund Fitzgerald and once more for all the people who lost their lives in shipwrecks on the Great Lakes.

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    There's an annual service at Mariner's Church in Detroit, as well as at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum on Belle Isle in Detroit. They have their ceremony at an anchor the Fitz lost in the Detroit River around 1974, I think, and was raised after her loss.

    This video came recommended by my cave instructor who was present in the audience. The Storm that Sank the Edmund Fitzgerald

    https://youtu.be/NLUzyNuMqTM

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    And I just realized I had recommended the same video last year, although this year I did have the You Tube link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tradd View Post
    And I just realized I had recommended the same video last year, although this year I did have the You Tube link.
    Thank you, Tradd, I will definitely check this out again. I have never lived anywhere as windy as Traverse City, and I always thought about the ship and that storm when the winds raged.

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    Arenít we coming up on the anniversary of the Big Blow of 1913?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tradd View Post
    I like this video of the song better. Has actual footage of the Fitz
    Thanks. It gave me a chill up the spine from the image of cold and also from the events of the disaster.

    (They don't seem to make good music like that much anymore either).

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    Aren’t we coming up on the anniversary of the Big Blow of 1913?
    Yep. Think it’s the 7th-10th.

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