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Why The Edmund Fitzgerald Sank

Author : Timothy J. Thompson M.A.
ISBN : 9781984563392
Genre : History
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On the night of November 10, 1975, shortly after seven fifteen, the 729-foot long iron ore freighter, Edmund Fitzgerald, nose-dived to the bottom of Great Lake Superior. The end was so sudden and catastrophic that not a single mayday was transmitted. All hands were lost. There weren’t any survivors. Ever since that tragedy took place, countless theories have been advanced as to why this happened. Some were credible; others were absurd. Emotional elements hampered underwater investigations and tied the hands of subsequent explorations. As a result, the truth was prevented from being told—not anymore. In the book Why the Edmund Fitzgerald Sank, brilliant author Timothy J. Thompson has unveiled the reasons behind this entirely avoidable tragedy. Drawing upon both primary and secondary sources, Mr. Thompson retells the incredible story of the Edmund Fitzgerald in the most dynamic way. He vividly describes the questionable hull construction, the constant overloading, the poor maintenance, the industry-wide negligence, and the faulty navigation that all worked in unison to create the perfect recipe for disaster. Once you, the reader, are finished reading this phenomenal book, you will know exactly what caused the loss of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald. Moreover, you will realize that it was not a mystery as so many others have described it but rather a tragedy just waiting to happen.
Category: History

The Edmund Fitzgerald

Author : Kathy-jo Wargin
ISBN : 9781627531290
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Leaving port from Superior, Wisconsin on a sunny November day, the crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald is looking forward to a routine crossing of deep Lake Superior. Heading for a port in Cleveland, the giant transport ship is loaded with ore that will be used to build cars. But disaster is building in the wind as a gale storm begins to track after the great ship. This suspenseful retelling of the last hours of the doomed vessel pays homage to all sailors who traverse deep waters, in fair skies and foul. Atmospheric paintings from award-winning artist Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen bring the story to life.The author of the best-selling books The Legend of Sleeping Bear and The Legend of Mackinac Island, Kathy-jo Wargin aims to help young readers notice the most intricate details of a story by adding the nuances that create magic and wonder in a good tale. She lives in the woods of northern Michigan with her family. The Edmund Fitzgerald is her 10th book with Sleeping Bear Press. Born in the Netherlands, Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen, or "Nick" as he prefers to be known, studied at the Royal Academy of Arts in Holland. He immigrated to the United States in 1976. The Edmund Fitzgerald is Nick's 13th children's book with Sleeping Bear Press. The Legend of Sleeping Bear was Nick's first book and has sold more than 200,000 copies.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Mighty Fitz

Author : Michael Schumacher
ISBN : 1596919930
Genre : History
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The disappearance of the Edmund Fitzgerald remains one of the great unsolved mysteries in maritime history. Michael Schumacher relays in vivid detail the story of the Edmund Fitzgerald, its many productive years on the waters of the Great Lakes, its tragic demise, the search effort and investigation, as well as the speculation and the controversy that followed in the wake of the disaster. Michael Schumacher is the author of six books. He has written 25 documentaries on Great Lakes shipwrecks, including three about the Edmund Fitzgerald. "In his ballad, Mr. Lightfoot sang about the Fitz's final tense moments, when "the waves turn minutes to hours: Now the hours have lengthened into years and years into decades-but the allure of this doomed ship and its missing men remains as strong as ever."-Wall Street Journal
Category: History

The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald

Author : Thomas E. Moorhead
ISBN : 9781462041138
Genre : Fiction
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Peter L. Waters has just finished his first year of law school at the University of Michigan. With the help of Jamie, Peter’s bride-to-be, he lands a great summer job aboard the Great Lakes freighter the Edmund Fitzgerald. Determined to give his future bride the wedding of her dreams, Peter decides to skip the fall semester at law school to work aboard the ship. If all goes well, the bonus he’ll earn will pay for their wedding and launch their new life in style. The decision will cost him his life. Based on the actual sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald, which occurred on November 10, 1975, the last days and hours of the crew members—including the captain, first mate, cook, a father-and-son engine room team, a lawyer-hating deckhand, and Peter—are imagined in this work of contemporary fiction based on a tragic reality in Michigan’s history. The Edmund Fitzgerald slipped below the waves that fateful November night in 1975, and her story remains one of great sorrow and mystery.
Category: Fiction

Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald

Author : Elle Andra-Warner
ISBN : 1554390079
Genre : History
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Under a gloomy November sky, SS Edmund Fitzgerald suddenly surrendered to ferocious gale-force winds, plunging to the bottom of Lake Superior, leaving no survivors. This haunting collection looks back to one of the most legendary, mysterious, and controversial shipwrecks of the Great Lakes. In the great battle between humans and nature, the outcome is often tragic and humbling.
Category: History

The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald A Short Story

Author : T. M. Bilderback
ISBN : 9781950470334
Genre : Fiction
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David Rudolph and Jacky Baker are a couple of the best commercial fishermen around the Oregon coast. The two men get lucky and sign aboard the two-hundred-twenty-foot fishing vessel, the Edmund Fitzgerald II. Sailing with a crew of ten, the ship sails through radioactive waters in the Pacific that had been carried by currents from the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan. Using the latest and most sensitive Geiger counters available for underwater use, the captain of the Fitzgerald II is determined that his catch will be safe for human consumption. After a day full of good catches, however, the good ship and crew encounter something they didn’t expect. Something in the water. Something big. Inspired by the hit song by Gordon Lightfoot, The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald by T. M. Bilderback is full of thrilling sci-fi excitement!
Category: Fiction

The Edmund Fitzgerald

Author : Robert Hertel
ISBN : 0938682490
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the events involved in the shipwreck of the iron-ore freighter S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald in the icy waters of Lake Superior on November 10, 1975, and subsequent expeditions to the wreck site to uncover clues to the mysterious disappearance.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Steamer Edmund Fitzgerald

Author : Thomas O. Murphy
ISBN : UOM:39015061339902
Genre : Shipwrecks
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Category: Shipwrecks