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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
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