The gales of November are here once again.

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posted on Nov, 6 2013 @ 05:43 PM
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It's that time again to remember the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald and its crew.
Living on the St Clair river brings it home even more for us.

The wife's brother is a captain and my late fathers best friend was a captain as well on the Great Lakes.
The stories these captains tell would curl your hair ( even in dry weather).

Volume up is a must on this video.
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Our sincere condolences to any family members that happen across this thread, and friends of the lost crew as well.

Regards, Iwinder




posted on Nov, 6 2013 @ 06:36 PM
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Ahh yes a great song by a great Canadian artist

I usually listen to this song a few times a year and it is still great.

Sundown is another great song by Gordon Lightfoot.


Hard to believe the waves can reach 30' in those lakes.



posted on Nov, 6 2013 @ 07:51 PM
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The wife's dad owned a vintage (now) 38 foot chis-craft cruiser and was caught in a bad storm on Lake St Clair which is the smallest of the lake system in the great lakes.

Anyways he was a good sailor and a deputy fire chief to boot as well, as the storm got worse and the waves picked up, the radio station started playing the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald and he just lost it as he told us.
Nobody else on board and everything up top got blown off.
He started crying and was ready to die.
Some extra information on this is that this guy was a paratrooper during WW2 and nothing spooked him.
His job in the war was to go in and find all and any boobie traps and disarm them.
Regards, Iwinder



posted on Nov, 6 2013 @ 08:30 PM
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I love this version of the song, embedded it for you!

I have a connection to it



Grew up on the shore of Lake Superior, my uncle helped repair the Edmund FItzgerald before it went back out on the lake.

Long story short, if people research the total story on the ship,
it should of never left port, and was not sea worthy.



posted on Nov, 6 2013 @ 08:35 PM
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Darkblade71
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I love this version of the song, embedded it for you!

I have a connection to it



Grew up on the shore of Lake Superior, my uncle helped repair the Edmund FItzgerald before it went back out on the lake.

Long story short, if people research the total story on the ship,
it should of never left port, and was not sea worthy.




Thanks for your help and comments.
Much appreciated, Regards, Iwinder



posted on Nov, 6 2013 @ 08:48 PM
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My pleasure.

The actual radio transmissions when it went down:




People don't understand the power of the lake.

When it starts churning, it is like a giant bowl of water that can spawn 30+ foot and MUCH bigger waves. I remember one year where it caused several Iron ore boats to almost beach themselves right outside of the port of Duluth where I was living. It was throwing them like match sticks.

Bigger waves than I have seen up in Alaska.





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