17 February 2021

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - updated


Reposted from 2010 because today is the 40th anniversary of the tragedy.  Those interested can read more about the event and the song.

Reposted again from 2015 to add illustrations of some of the ways ships sink in the Great Lakes -


Three more examples are illustrated here.

Reposted for the third time to add this video recording of a similar ship (a Ukranian freighter) actually splitting in the Black Sea:


The relevant action occurs in the first minute; there is a second segment showing the ship sinking.

10 comments:

  1. Even I blogged about it today.

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  2. So haunting. Love this song, though.

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  3. since you are not allowing comments on your 'extended break' posting (the one that newer than this one), i am going use this posting to say that i have been thinking of you and hoping that everything works out well, better than well, for you and your family!

    I-)

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  4. I have finally gotten back to the blog and reading all those I follow. I've missed TYWKIWDBI in my absence from blogging. As Anonymous is doing, I am also using this post to briefly comment on your break and hope that all turns out well. Looking forward to reading posts I've missed and seeing new ones inthe future.

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  5. Hi,

    https://www.thedodo.com/weird-animals-you-dont-know-1492380131.html

    Best,

    Erik

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  6. http://mileswmathis.com/lightfoot.pdf
    Outlandish conspiracy theory regarding this

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    1. Thank you - I love conspiracy theories.

      Oops - but not numerology ones...

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  7. That first film made me recall an old joke:

    What do you get when you cross a computer and a gorilla?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Reasoner

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  8. Apparently there is speculation on maritime web forums that the MV Arvin may have been sunk intentionally for the insurance. However with loss of life involved, that doesn't seem likely to me.

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