Fitzgerald remembered

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    34 years ago today the Edmund Fitzgerald sinks in the great lakes. taking all 29 men to the bottom

    The Crew:
    Ernest M. McSorley, 63, Captain, Toledo Ohio
    John H. McCarthy, 62, Mate, Bay Village, Ohio
    James A. Pratt, 44, second mate, Lakewood, Ohio
    Michael E. Armagost, 37, third mate, Iron River, Wisconsin
    Thomas Bentsen, 23, oiler, St. Joseph, Michigan
    Thomas D. Borgeson, 4l, maintenance man, Duluth, Minnesota
    John D. Simmons, 60, wheelsman, Ashland, Wisconsin
    Eugene W. O'Brien, 50, wheelsman, Toledo, Ohio
    John J. Poviatch, 59, wheelsman, Bradenton, Florida
    Ranson E. Cundy, 53, watchman, Superior, Wisconsin
    William J. Spengler, 59, watchman, Toledo, Ohio
    Karl A. Peckol, 20, watchman, Ashtabula, Ohio
    Mark A. Thomas, 2l, deck hand, Richmond Heights, Ohio
    Paul M. Rippa, 22, deck hand, Ashtabula, Ohio
    Bruce L. Hudson, 22, deck hand, North Olmsted, Ohio
    David E. Weiss, 22, cadet, Agoura, California
    Robert C. Rafferty, 62, steward, Toledo, Ohio
    Allen G. Kalmon, 43, second cook, Washburn, Wisconsin
    Frederick J. Beetcher, 56, porter, Superior, Wisconsin
    Nolan F. Church, 55, porter, Silver Bay, Minnesota
    George Holl, 60, chief engineer, Cabot, Pennsylvania
    Edward F. Bindon, 47, first assistant engineer, Fairport Harbor, Ohio
    Thomas E. Edwards, 50, second assistant engineer, Oregon, Ohio
    Russell G. Haskell, 40, second assistant engineer, Millbury, Ohio
    Oliver J. Champeau, 4l, third assistant engineer, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Blaine H. Wilhelm, 52, oiler, Moguah, Wisconsin
    Ralph G. Walton, 58, oiler, Fremont, Ohio
    Joseph W. Mazes, 59, special maintenance man, Ashland, Wisconsin
    Gordon F. MacLellan, 30, wiper, Clearwater, Florida

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    I love the song, was a terrible tragedy.
     
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    Reminds me of what I love saying to Cleveland Browns fans, "Cleveland sucks SO bad, the Edmund Fitzgerald SANK rather than have to go there!"
     

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