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Jimmy Snacks

The Mighty Fitz...44 Years Ago Today

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2 minutes ago, Jimmy Snacks said:

RIP

 

 

They play the song on the radio quite often and never realize how long ago that happened. RIP

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Its pretty crazy to think that in 1975 a huge freighter could be caught off guard by weather and be sunk by a big wave. Lake Michigan is a mean bitch no doubt. 

Ive been to Whitefish Point where the shipwreck museum is. Its a pretty interesting place. 

RIP to the 29 sailors who perished that stormy night. 

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2 minutes ago, AKIQPilot said:

Its pretty crazy to think that in 1975 a huge freighter could be caught off guard by weather and be sunk by a big wave. Lake Michigan is a mean bitch no doubt. 

Ive been to Whitefish Point where the shipwreck museum is. Its a pretty interesting place. 

RIP to the 29 sailors who perished that stormy night. 

Ummmm....Lake Superior....Gitchee Gumee.

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7 minutes ago, AKIQPilot said:

Its pretty crazy to think that in 1975 a huge freighter could be caught off guard by weather and be sunk by a big wave. Lake Michigan is a mean bitch no doubt. 

Ive been to Whitefish Point where the shipwreck museum is. Its a pretty interesting place. 

RIP to the 29 sailors who perished that stormy night. 

Lake Superior and they frequently over loaded those ships with iron ore.

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Lake Superior. Got it. 

Yea i would bet the ship was overloaded. 

 

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1 hour ago, AKIQPilot said:

Lake Superior. Got it. 

Yea i would bet the ship was overloaded. 

 

“But this is a modern tanker and, it’s just an inland lake.....what could go wrong?  Besides, a bitchen, eerie song could be derived from it!”

Nailed it.

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Stop everybody!!!!

 

Kivvie is probably in the basement, scared shitless after seeing this!!  :omg:

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I watched a documentary on the YouTubes a couple weeks back on the Edmund Fitzgerald. Pretty interesting show. Some speculation they didn't have the hatch covers secured correctly and it was taking on water. Didn't say anything about being overloaded.  Lots of theories on why it went down but no one knows for sure.

Experienced captain and crew but it still sank. Just goes to show how dangerous those waters are.

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59 minutes ago, Polaris 550 said:

Stop everybody!!!!

 

Kivvie is probably in the basement, scared shitless after seeing this!!  :omg:

No. The story behind the Fitz is pretty interesting. Read a few books about her.

RIP sailors, you've crossed the bar and stood your last watch.  :bc:

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1 hour ago, Kivalo said:

No. The story behind the Fitz is pretty interesting. Read a few books about her.

RIP sailors, you've crossed the bar and stood your last watch.  :bc:

Aye, Aye Captain!! :saluting:

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These guys did a really good job on their remake. 

 

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