When the taconite freighter, the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald, sank on Nov. 10, 1975, the news was a heavy blow to the Duluth-Superior community, the Midwest and the nation.
The Fitzgerald was the largest ship to ever sink in Lake Superior. A severe winter squall sent it reeling into the deep; all 29 crew members perished, their bodies never recovered.
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