The Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald
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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
From Publishers Weekly
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I've been fascinated by the mystery of the sinking of the "Titanic of the Great Lakes" since I was a child.
Many ships and men rest at the bottom of the temperamental Superior, but what set the Fitzgerald apart was her sudden, literally, there-one-minute-gone-the-next, sinking.
Schumacher captured not only the drama and tragedy, but the time and place. He brought me back to 1975 to the point where I could feel it all.
Anyone interested in the Fitz owes it to themselves to read this.