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From the Cache: The Edmund Fitzgerald

The History Cache Podcast

From the cache! Until an all-new episode premiers this October, please enjoy this recast on the legendary Edmund Fitzgerald that originally aired in 2020. In 1975 the gales of November billowed out a monster storm over the waters of Lake Superior, and the crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald met it head on. By the time the sky cleared, the crew and their ship had become an inseparable part of the history and lore of the Great Lakes. In this very special episode of the History Cache, we uncover the history behind the shipwreck, try and understand what happened the night it disappeared, and hear some of the haunting audio of the search captured through Coat Guard transmissions on that fateful night. This is the story of the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

46mins

31 Aug 2022

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Episode 67.1 - SS Edmund Fitzgerald, Pt. 1

Beyond the Breakers

This is Part 1 of a 2-part episode covering the most famous wreck in the history of the Great Lakes - the SS Edmund Fitzgerald.Sources and further reading:Hemming, Robert J. Gales of November. Contemporary Books, 1981. Justice, Jacqueline. “Classical Tragedy and the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald: Why the Legend Lives On.” The Journal of American Culture, vol. 36, no. 2, June 2013, pp. 88 - 98. Marine Casualty Report, United States Coast Guard.  https://www.dco.uscg.mil/Portals/9/DCO%20Documents/5p/CG-5PC/INV/docs/boards/edmundfitz.pdfSchumacher, Michael. Mighty Fitz: The Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald. University of Minnesota Press, 2012. Stonehouse, Frederick. The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Avery Color Studios, 1996. Support the show

58mins

12 Jul 2022

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35. RVing the Great Lakes, Shipwrecks, and the SS Edmund Fitzgerald

Rocking the RV Life

The Great Lakes are a wonderful place to explore with your RV. Jeff & Patti talk about camping on the St. Mary’s River near Michigan’s oldest city, Sault Ste. Marie. They also give good information about how to watch huge freighters and cruise ships go through the Soo Locks. There is a special Marine Traffic app that you can install on your phone, which will give you information about every ship in your area.Whitefish Point, Michigan, is famous for a lighthouse built in 1849, as well as the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum. It is approximately a 1.5 hours drive from the Mackinac Bridge. The museum features superb exhibits of shipwreck artifacts, artwork, and shipwreck models. The bell of the famous steamer Edmund Fitzgerald is on display. It serves as a memorial to her crew that sank 17 miles north of Whitefish Point on November 10th, 1975, during a fierce storm. All 29 crewmen were lost in the disaster. The Fitzgerald was built to transport taconite iron ore pellets between the mines near Duluth, Minnesota and the iron works at ports around the Great Lakes. On November 10th, the Edmund Fitzgerald and another vessel, the SS Arthur M Anderson, departed ports on western Lake Superior to begin their voyages east to the Sault Ste. Marie locks and eventually the lower Great Lakes. The Anderson was about 10 miles behind the Edmund Fitzgerald. Both ships were in constant contact via radio when they encountered the storm. Jeff & Patti interview Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum’s Historical Interpreter Andrew Schneider, who explains the fascinating details of one of the best-known shipwrecks on the Great Lakes.Special thanks to Sarah Wilde, Operations Manager of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum. The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum is a non-profit organization and is supported by ticket sales, merchandise, and public contributions.Learn more about the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum here.Follow Jeff and Patti as they are Rocking the RV Life on Instagram. Also, Jeff Kinzbach on Instagram & Facebook.Check out Jeff and Patti’s website!

32mins

3 Jul 2022

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35. RVing the Great Lakes, Shipwrecks, and the SS Edmund Fitzgerald

Rocking the RV Life

The Great Lakes are a wonderful place to explore with your RV. Jeff & Patti talk about camping on the St. Mary’s River near Michigan’s oldest city, Sault Ste. Marie. They also give good information about how to watch huge freighters and cruise ships go through the Soo Locks. There is a special Marine Traffic app that you can install on your phone, which will give you information about every ship in your area.Whitefish Point, Michigan, is famous for a lighthouse built in 1849, as well as the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum. It is approximately a 1.5 hours drive from the Mackinac Bridge. The museum features superb exhibits of shipwreck artifacts, artwork, and shipwreck models. The bell of the famous steamer Edmund Fitzgerald is on display. It serves as a memorial to her crew that sank 17 miles north of Whitefish Point on November 10th, 1975, during a fierce storm. All 29 crewmen were lost in the disaster. The Fitzgerald was built to transport taconite iron ore pellets between the mines near Duluth, Minnesota and the iron works at ports around the Great Lakes. On November 10th, the Edmund Fitzgerald and another vessel, the SS Arthur M Anderson, departed ports on western Lake Superior to begin their voyages east to the Sault Ste. Marie locks and eventually the lower Great Lakes. The Anderson was about 10 miles behind the Edmund Fitzgerald. Both ships were in constant contact via radio when they encountered the storm. Jeff & Patti interview Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum’s Historical Interpreter Andrew Schneider, who explains the fascinating details of one of the best-known shipwrecks on the Great Lakes.Special thanks to Sarah Wilde, Operations Manager of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum. The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum is a non-profit organization and is supported by ticket sales, merchandise, and public contributions.Learn more about the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum here.Follow Jeff and Patti as they are Rocking the RV Life on Instagram. Also, Jeff Kinzbach on Instagram & Facebook.Check out Jeff and Patti’s website!

32mins

3 Jul 2022

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Edmund Fitzgerald

Fantom Facts Society

Fantomfacts.comIn 1975 The pride of the American side sinks, and nobody knows why, only 15 miles from home no distress signal is ever received and no survivors to tell her tale. Join us for the secrets of the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

56mins

20 Jun 2022

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The Edmund Fitzgerald

Reading the Room

The SS Edmund Fitzgerald was an American Great Lakes freighter that sank in Lake Superior on November 10, 1975. The shipwreck has gained attention due to the mysterious nature of the sinking. Can we figure out what caused the ship to sink? Find out on the next episode of Reading the Room. Support the show

44mins

20 Apr 2022

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The Edmund Fitzgerald

Canadian History Ehx

Launched in 1958, the Edmund Fitzgerald was called the Queen of the Lakes for its immense size. It would pass into legend on Nov. 10, 1975 when it sank suddenly in Ontario waters, taking 29 crew with it. It would become the most famous shipwreck in the Great Lakes, immortalized in song. Support: patreon.com/canadaehxDonate: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/craigUDonate: canadaehx.comE-mail: craig@canadaehx.comTwitter: twitter.com/craigbairdInstagram: @Bairdo37YouTube: youtube.com/c/canadianhistoryehx

28mins

8 Jan 2022

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Edmund Fitzgerald

Great Lakes Confidential

What exactly happened to the Edmund Fitzgerald in Lake Superior on November 10, 1975? Some say it was the Three Sisters, some say it was aliens. Join Angie and Marty as they explore the wreckage on this week's episode of Great Lakes Confidential. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram.Produced by Angie Amman.Artwork by Martin Butler.This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacyPodcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy

31mins

5 Nov 2021

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Edmund Fitzgerald and your calls

Flowerland Garden Show

Rick, Doug, Kristi, and Dusty Miller were in to answer your calls. Plus, Rick talks about the reopening of the lighthouse near the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

1hr 20mins

17 Oct 2021

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Carefree Highway Revisited, Episode 11 -- The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Carefree Highway Revisited

In this episode, Mike and his guest, Martin Brandt, examine what Gordon considers to be his finest song, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" from his 1976 album, Summertime Dream.  Also included is a farewell to a former guest, Pete Fullerton. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

53mins

6 Oct 2021

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