Thursday, June 27, 2013

Top of the Heap!

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Monday's Riddle set us on a course for adventure, and Lizzy's review of Sea Cutter: Book 1 in The Chronicles of Nathaniel Childe by Timothy Davis took us on a trip into the blue. Friday, we'll catch a wave with Randi Barrow to learn more about her story Finding Zasha, and Saturday, we always enjoy hearing the thoughts that wash up on The DMS Wants to Know. Today, we're raising our masts and setting sail with two haunting boat tales.


This week's top of the heap: ~ Ghostly Boat Stories ~ 



Fairday: A ship with bad luck- The Edmund Fitzgerald. The largest freighter on the Great Lakes had a series of mishaps right from the beginning and met a watery end when it sank on November 9th, 1975.



The mystery of why it sank still remains. No distress signals were sent out, even though the ship was being tossed about in a terrible winter storm. Twenty-nine men perished, and no bodies were ever found.

Gordon Lightfoot's song: The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald is one of my favorite ballads- it brings the history to life. ~ F





Lizzy: Titanic! The ghostliest boating mystery there is. A timeless tragedy, and yet the characters draw you into their story so easily. I have enjoyed all of the different movie versions, and love learning more about this historical event. It was a terrifying and eye-opening incident that changed the way luxury ships are constructed forever. Can you imagine being on a cruise ship, and then finding out there aren't enough lifeboats on board because they weren't appealing to look at? Scary! ~ L 


10 comments:

  1. Ghostly boats are definitely fascinating! I think the Titanic would've been so scary as it was sinking. It's a shame a bunch of people have to die before safety is addressed.

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    1. Cherie- The Titanic was such a fascinating boat and such a tragedy. Thanks goodness we learned from it! ~L

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  2. Oh yes, I agree I love ghostly boat stories, the Titanic never ceases to fascinate me. I have not heard of the first boat, and now I want to know more!

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    1. Heidi- Glad we could introduce you to a new ghostly boat. I watch (and read) everything I see on the Titanic. :) ~L and F

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  3. My great, great grandfather worked on the ships on the Great Lakes. There's lots of eerie boat stories for Lake Erie. :)

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    1. M. Pax- How cool! I bet there are a lot of eerie stories about Lake Erie! I will have to look some up! :) ~L

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  4. Ahh, awesome post :D Thank you for sharing. <3 I haven't looked too much into ghosts on boats, hih. But oh. I loved Titanic. Only seen the movie with Leo, but so so good. <3 Need to rewatch it soon. And read some more about it :) Cause it is interesting to read about, to be honest ;p
    Thank you for commenting on my blog. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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    1. Carina- The Titanic with Leo is such a great movie. I have watched it over and over. I love reading stories about the boat- even though most of them are so sad. Thanks for stopping by! :) ~L

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  5. You know, I grew up on the Great Lakes - Erie. My dad worked on an ore boat for a while. Wonderful post. I agree that the Titanic is 'ghostly.'

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    1. Donna- How fascinating that you grew up on the Great Lakes. I am sure you have heard some interesting stories from your dad. Thanks for stopping by. :) ~L

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