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The church bell chimed till it rang 29 times....

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Rosie, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. Rosie

    Rosie Active Member

    Today is the 33st anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald or "Fitz" as it was known on the big lake.

    I can still remember hearing the updates on the radio and Mr. Rosie remembers listening to all the updates with his grandpa, who worked on the ore ships of the Great Lakes. (Yes, Grandpa knew some of the men lost.)
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    One of the beautiful things about living down south is not having to listen to that song over and over and over and over and over and over on days like today.
  3. Rosie

    Rosie Active Member

    I like that song.
  4. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    great song
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Not over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over....
  6. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

    Do you prefer Gord's version?
  7. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    When I was a kid I thought it was "Ella Fitzgerald" for a while.
  8. doctorx

    doctorx Member

    Wife grew up in Canuckistan in an age when x-amount of radio time had to be devoted to Canadian artists. Thus she heard a little too much of that song, along with Anne Murray, Paul Anka, etc.
  9. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Gordon Lightfoot=overrated.
  10. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

  11. waterytart

    waterytart Active Member

    We were on a ferry immediately following the Edmund Fitzgerald through the Soo Locks the year before the storm. We marveled at the idea of something that size being a lake-going ship.
  12. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    It's a powerful story and the museum at Whitefish Point is powerful, but still doesn't do it justice....
    Yet... Slappy>Lightfoot Fitzgerald = BYH> Fresca
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