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Old 11-09-2016, 05:54 PM
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41 years ago. I remember it like yesterday. RIP good crew.
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Old 11-09-2016, 06:12 PM
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love that song, sad story behind it for sure.
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Old 11-09-2016, 06:13 PM
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THANKS for sharing! I was just 17 then myself (PA born & raised) and remember GL's song for sure.
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Old 11-09-2016, 06:13 PM
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I to remember. My favorite ballad.
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Old 11-09-2016, 06:26 PM
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I was 24 when he went down. I came home from work that night, and my wife told me a laker went down. I immediately asked, which one! She didn't know. My God woman, how can you not know!!!! I made some phone calls, and found out who it was. I didn't know anyone on that boat, luckily.
It had to be terrorizing.
Old Gordon did a good job basically memorializing the Fitz. Every year at this time I think of those guys.
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Old 11-09-2016, 06:41 PM
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and old gord still goes back to whitefish pt every year. ever youtube any of his songs, one of the greatest
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Old 11-10-2016, 01:27 AM
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and old gord still goes back to whitefish pt every year. ever youtube any of his songs, one of the greatest
I didn't know he did that. The sinking affected many people here, whether you knew the families or not.
Yes, I've been a fan of his since I can't remember when. I used to drive through his hometown, Orillia, Ontario, a few times a week on my way to Huntsville.
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Old 11-10-2016, 03:48 AM
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John thanks for sharing that song which I remember well but never new the story behind it,guess I was too busy working, trying to support my wife and son. Another thing, there must be lots of insomniacs like me on the forum.LOL!
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Old 11-10-2016, 05:32 AM
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I remember that song. In 6th? grade we learned all of the history of the wreck.
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Old 11-10-2016, 09:03 AM
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John, thanks for sharing, I love that song. I was 18 at the time in auto tech school.
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Old 11-10-2016, 02:58 PM
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You guys are very welcome, very happy to have comments on this.
I never thought about guys not being connected to the lakes, would even think of replying.
Again thanks, I think that song from Gordon is a great tribute to the guys we lost.
Maybe some guys know about the Arthur Anderson, he was the last boat that had contact with the Fitgerald and Captain McSorley. I still see him off and on, either in the Straits of Mackinac, or at the Soo Locks. Reminds me of that day everytime I see him.
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Old 11-10-2016, 04:48 PM
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"she" was the last boat.
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"she" was the last boat.
Know what you're saying, he or she is interchangeable. Sometimes, it's she, sometimes it's he. I know in the Navy, they got pissed at me for referring to it as a "boat". I guess it's just how/where/when you grew up. I don't know, my friends on the boats called them he/him, as well as, she/her at times.
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Old 11-10-2016, 06:25 PM
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its a local thing, ships on the great lakes are referred to as boats
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