The entire world was thrown into a state of sadness on the 10th of November 1975 when news hit all media outlets that the then largest ship Edmund Fitzgerald have sank.
The accident happened in the Lake Superior, the largest and northernmost of the Great Lakes of North America also happened to be the world’s largest by surface area and the third-largest by volume holding 10% of the world’s surface fresh water.
What were the final words ever transmitted from the Edmund Fitzgerald?
The waves that led to the Edmund Fitzgerald sinking were around 25 feet, Leaving the crew with no chance of survival. some gadgets were retrieved later and The final words that were ever transmitted from the Edmund Fitzgerald was “We’re holding our own, going along like an old shoe.”
The sinking had claim all 29 crew on board and till date none of the victims were found.
How long was the Edmund Fitzgerald?
The Edmund Fitzgerald SS was 729 foot long. Before it sank, it was carrying and moving iron ore from Superior, Wisconsin to Detroit.