The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

SS Edmund Fitzgerald Underway, photo via Wikimedia Commons I went and bought all of the old newspapers, got everything in chronological order, and went ahead and did it because I already had a melody in my mind. It was from an old Irish dirge that I heard when I was about three and a half … Continue reading The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Edmund Fitzgerald, 1975

Edmund Fitzgerald 1975, photo by The Open Lake Group LLC Wade writes that this photo by Roger LeLievre of the Fitzgerald as she passes downbound in the St. Mary’s River off Six Mile Point is one of his all time favorite views the Fitz. See it on black and in his Edmund Fitzgerald slideshow. Wade works the lakes … Continue reading Edmund Fitzgerald, 1975

The Edmund Fitzgerald in the Soo Locks

The Edmund Fitzgerald in the Soo Locks, photo by bill.d. Through Gordon Lightfoot’s song, the Edmund Fitzgerald has become an icon for the power of the Great Lakes. Nowhere can you see it better than Joseph Fulton’s video of The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, a fantastic piece of film-making that you need to see … Continue reading The Edmund Fitzgerald in the Soo Locks

50th anniversary of the launch of the S. S. Edmund Fitzgerald

Hull 301 Launch 3, photo courtesy The Open Lake Group, LLC I was initially going to use another photo of the Edmund Fitzgerald for this post, but when I asked about that one, Wade showed me this one from the launch of “Hull 301”. How cool is it that I would happen to contact someone … Continue reading 50th anniversary of the launch of the S. S. Edmund Fitzgerald

Wyandotte shipbuilding, the Fitzgerald brothers and the launch of the Little Fitz

Launch of the S.S. W.E. Fitzgerald at Wyandotte, Detroit Publishing Co. I have no idea how I ended up at this photo (and why I suddenly feel like Paul Harvey), but here’s what I’ve learned through Boatnerd.com and a forum with a brief article from Boatnerd by Dick Wiklund about the “Little Fitz.” William and … Continue reading Wyandotte shipbuilding, the Fitzgerald brothers and the launch of the Little Fitz

Top Michigan in Pictures photos of 2020

2020 Flooding in Midland Michigan by City of Midland “While the 1986 flood was a 100-year flood, what we’re looking at here is an event that is the equivalent of a 500-year flood. It’s something that is extremely rare, extremely catastrophic and quite dangerous.”– Midland City Manager Brad Kaye Our top post of 2020 was … Continue reading Top Michigan in Pictures photos of 2020

Back into the Woods Day 2020!

Sandstone Creek Ravine by Joel Dinda If you’re like me & love to hike, the two weeks of deer season put a little damper on your outdoor fun. Years ago, I proposed December 1st be designated a holiday so a very happy “Back into the Woods Day” to you all! Joel took this photo at … Continue reading Back into the Woods Day 2020!

Ring the Bell for the Fitz

Ship’s Bell by Bill Today is the 45th anniversary of the sinking of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald, and if you’re in Michigan, you’ll probably hear The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot today. I’m pretty sure, however, that you won’t enjoy it more than when you’re watching this video. Joseph Fulton put together … Continue reading Ring the Bell for the Fitz

Michigan in Pictures Top 5 for 2015

It’s that time of year when I look back and try to remember what happened, a task that is made a lot easier by the nifty analytics provided by the good folks at WordPress.com (and the questionable folks at Facebook). One thing that happened was the re-design of Michigan in Pictures to feature bigger photos, something … Continue reading Michigan in Pictures Top 5 for 2015