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originally posted by: beyondknowledge
a reply to: Akragon
I gave it to about a minute in. That is horrible.
Gordon Lightfoot for the win.
One of the problems was a depth marked on the charts was marked on a contour line and looked deeper than it actually was. Thay still don’t know if it hit bottom on the 6 fathom shoal or not but it was very close to it.
Gordon Lightfoot changes Edmund Fitzgerald lyrics
Convinced by the evidence presented in an episode of the new Canadian made-for-TV documentary series Dive Detectives, airing on History Television Mar. 31, Gordon Lightfoot has changed the lyric of his 1976 hit, “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”, to remove the implication that human error played a part in the 1975 Lake Superior shipping tragedy in which 29 lives were lost.
The traditional verse goes: “When supper time came the old cook came on deck /Saying ‘Fellows it’s too rough to feed ya’ /At 7 p.m. a main hatchway caved in /He said, ‘Fellas it's been good to know ya.”
Lightfoot’s lyrics have now been changed to: “When supper time came the old cook came on deck /Saying ‘Fellows it’s too rough to feed ya’ /At 7 p.m. it grew dark, it was then/He said, ‘Fellas it's been good to know ya’,” Lightfoot’s spokesperson said.
originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: Bluntone22
The (ore carrier?) Arthur M. Anderson is 50 years old, and still in service? Wow.
P.S. Weatherman Tom Skilling (WGN-9 Chicago) just mentioned the Edmund Fitzgerald, and says a storm similar to the one in 1975, is forming this week on Lake Superior.
originally posted by: DontTreadOnMe
a reply to: Bluntone22
Do you remember the title or author, or anything about that book??
“The Storm of 1913 was one of the deadliest maritime weather disasters in North American history,” said Meteorologist-in-Charge Richard Wagenmaker of NWS Detroit. “Doing a unique numerical model retrospective allows incredible insights, never before possible, into what happened to some of the largest and newest ships in the Great Lakes fleet during that storm 100 years ago.”
The simulation captured wind gusts over 80 mph and frequent waves to 36 feet on southern and western Lake Huron on the evening of November 9, 1913 — a six-hour period during which eight ships and 187 lives were lost.
Winds exceeding hurricane force occurred over four of the Great Lakes for extended periods. Wave heights observed during the storm were estimated by observation rather than measurement; observations of regular waves exceeding 35 ft (11 m) were corroborated by modern day simulations which estimate these at 38 ft (12 m). Interaction between waves (such as those reflected from vertical shorelines) can nearly double wave heights; observations of such waves during the storm estimated some as high as 50 ft (15 m), including the one that crushed the bridge of the Waldo.