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Author Topic: Please be safe on our Great lakes - Shipwreck memorials this weekend  (Read 1502 times)

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Posted on Fri, Nov. 10, 2006
From St. Paul Pioneer Press - TwinCities.com


Tracing a Superior mystery:
 The final hours of the 'Fitz'

DON BOXMEYER

For Marlin Bree, it's "that thing that goes bump in the night."

He just has to know ? and now, 31 years after it happened, he still thinks he's come the closest of anyone to discerning the last moments of the ore carrier Edmund Fitzgerald as the ship plunged to the bottom of Lake Superior with her entire company of 29 sailors.

The "Fitz" now rests in 500 feet of water, tantalizingly near to what would have been safety for her on the night of Nov. 10, 1975. More...
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Re: Please be safe on our Great lakes - Shipwreck memorials this weekend
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2006, 04:50:36 PM »

Published: November 10. 2006 3:00AM
Detroit Free Press - Metro Detroit

Shipwreck survivor never forgets

November 10, 2006

BY PEGGY WALSH-SARNECKI
FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER

One by one, Daniel Hale's shipmates froze to death in their skimpy life raft, victims of a horrendous Lake Huron storm. It was 40 years ago this month, and Hale was a crewman aboard the Daniel J. Morrell, a 606-foot ore carrier making its last trip of the year.

Hale's story is the centerpiece of the annual memorial service tonight on Belle Isle for those who lost their lives to the Great Lakes. The Morrell went down Nov. 29, but due in large part to Gordon Lightfoot's song, Nov. 10, the anniversary of the Edmund Fitzgerald's sinking, has become the unofficial Great Lakes memorial day. More...
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