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29 Bells for the Edmund Fitzgerald by Peter A. Mello
November 10, 2008, 12:58 pm
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Thirty three years ago today the SS Edmund Fitzgerald was lost with 29 souls. Here’s a very moving video about this tragic event.


Edmund Fitzgerald Song of the Bell At the recommendation of the Just One More Book podcast, last year I purchased the children’s book The Edmund Fitzgerald: The Song of the Bell for my then 4 year old son Luke who not surprisingly loves ships. (Listen to the podcast here) The book is beautifully illustrated and the authors do a great job telling the story of this magnificent ship and her loss. Death can be a challenging subject for young children but the authors handle it superbly. I highly recommend it.

Additional info:

The fateful voyage of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Jenny Nolan / The Detroit News (Nov. 11, 1975)

US National Transportation Safety Board Report (PDF)



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My uncle died on that ship i never got to meet him but i know that he was a very nice man i hope that his soul will rest in peace.Everyone that was on that ship is in my heart Rest in peace my beloved uncle

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If you know the names of the people who died on that ship will you please tell me

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