The Edmund Fitzgerald, a 729-foot ore carrier, sank in Lake Superior on Nov. 10, 1975. Captain Ernest M. McSorley had loaded her with 26,116 long tons of taconite pellets, made of processed iron … The Edmund Fitzgerald was a freighter that sank in Lake Superior in 1975 with all crew lost. SS Edmund Fitzgerald Online features information about the sinking, ship history, memorials, and crew profiles. While an exact cause has never … The SS Edmund Fitzgerald was an American Great Lakes freighter that sank, during a storm, in Lake Superior on November 10, 1975. Canadian songwriter Gordon Lightfoot immortalized the loss of the Fitzgerald and all 29 aboard with his 1976 hit song "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald." All 29 men on board died. by Sean Ley, Development Officer The final voyage of the Edmund Fitzgerald began November 9, 1975 at the Burlington Northern Railroad Dock No.1, Superior, Wisconsin. When launched on June 7, … "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" is a song written, composed, and performed by … On July 4, 1995, divers recovered the Fitzgerald’s bell from the bottom of Lake Superior, replacing it with a replica engraved with the names of the crew. In a ceremony at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point on November 10, 1995, the bell … The Edmund Fitzgerald was lost with her entire crew of 29 men on Lake Superior November 10, 1975, 17 miles north-northwest of Whitefish Point, Michigan.