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The Edmund Fitzgerald in May 1975 near Nine Mile Point along the St. Marys River. Photo by Bob Campbell

Edmund Fitzgerald sinking still leads Great Lakes lore

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Maybe it's because no one knows for sure exactly what happened. Maybe it's because so many lives were lost in an instant. Or maybe it's because of the song.

It was 35 years ago tonight when the Great Lakes freighter Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior. A generation has passed. Memories fade. But interest in the "Fitz" still is keen.

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