When the gales of November came early
November 10th is a date that's burned into my memory.
30 years ago today, the Edmund Fitzgerald sank.
If you're not a Michigander I'm sure you're staring at your screen right now thinking "huh?".
Since I moved to Colorado, I have not found one person who's ever heard of the Fitz.
At first, this was odd to me. When I lived in Michigan, November 10th was always marked with at least a brief news story and The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald was always heard on the radio.
If you've never heard of the Fitz, it's a mysterious and haunting story.
Or, maybe you have to be from Michigan to feel this way.
Regardless, here are some links about the Fitz and what happened 30 years ago tonight.
Overview from CNN.
The best detailed site I've found about the Fitz .
This site takes the lyrics of the song and uses them to describe what actually happened. .
Another good overview of the shipwreck, as well as information on recovery of the ship's bell.