Wednesday, November 10, 2010

When The Gales of November Came Early

Does anyone know where the love of God goes / When the waves turn the minutes to hours
The searchers all say they'd have made Whitefish Bay / If they'd put fifteen more miles behind her
They might have split up or they might have capsized / They may have broke deep and took water
And all that remains is the faces and the names / Of the wives and the sons and the daughters
-Gordon Lightfoot-
35 years ago the Edmund Fitzgerald met her doom on Lake Superior. I remember reading about the disaster as a kid in Minnesota. We even sang Gordon Lightfoot's song in 5th grade choir. It is amazing how few people have ever heard of the story/disaster. 29 men met their death in one of the worst storms ever experienced on Lake Superior. So in memory of the disaster - I point out a couple of websites to follow up on it. Read, learn, and remember!