If you're from Michigan, you know the infamous story of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald. The Fitzgerald was a freighter that tragically sank in the winter of 1975 in Lake Superior. It was one of the largest ships on the Great Lakes during its time.

At the time of its sinking, the vessel was primarily transporting iron ore from the mines in Minnesota to steel mills in the Detroit and Ohio areas.

The History of the Edmund Fitzgerald

The Edmund Fitzgerald is the Titanic of Michigan, and just as famous to us as the name of the Titanic.

On the night of the disaster, the ship had lost contact with the shore and sank around 17 miles from the shores of Whitefish Point, Michigan.

The exact cause of the sinking is still not exactly known, as all 29 crew members lost their lives on the sinking.

Re-Imagining The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald:

The wreck itself has been told throughout the years, especially by singer Gordon Lightfoot, who commemorates the ship through a song.

Lightfoot unfortunately passed away in 2023, and this year on the anniversary of the sinking, the ship's bell which was recovered from the wreck, rang 30 times. One for each of those lost, as well as Lightfoot himself.

See below the reimagined version of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

@digitalresonator Midjourney's interpretation of The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot I've had a lot of requests for this one #ai#art#aiart#aiartist#aiartcommunity#midjourneyart#midjourney#aimusicvideo#wreckoftheedmundfitzgerald#gordonlightfoot#70smusic♬ The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot
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Draining Lake Superior to Reveal Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Seeing the wreck of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald with any clarity is almost impossible in the cloudy waters of Lake Superior. Blue Star Line has used the latest digital imagery to pull the plug on Michigan's largest lake, to give us a one-of-a-kind view of our state's most legendary sunken ship.

Gallery Credit: Scott Clow

The Real Edmund Fitzgerald

See and hear the original song, below: