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Old 27-10-2017, 14:32   #1
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When the gales of November come early. Wow Lake Superior

Anyone crazy enough to enjoy the winds on Lake Superior?

Looks like good place to test your skills.

WindyTY reports winds of 40 knots and higher and seas above 15 ft today. Tonight they may become high enough to justify a song.
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Re: When the gales of November come early. Wow Lake Superior

That song to which you refer is the wreck of the Edmonds fitzgerald an ore carrier which sank in Nov 1975costing 29 good sailors their lives. But yes it does bring that to mind
This is about the ship
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...KRsAtVmartsd86
this is the song
https://youtu.be/9vST6hVRj2A

this is footage from when the finally found her on the bottom

https://youtu.be/Q3uOnnIv5Qs
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Re: When the gales of November come early. Wow Lake Superior

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Anyone crazy enough to enjoy the winds on Lake Superior?

Looks like good place to test your skills.

WindyTY reports winds of 40 knots and higher and seas above 15 ft today. Tonight they may become high enough to justify a song.
I've always found the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald fascinating. It was basically a huge barge carrying 26,000 tons of ore with no watertight compartments. We learned a lesson from it. And if you want to talk fetch, catch a flight to Thunder Bay and look down on Lake Superior from 30,000 feet. Even at 600 mph, you won't see a shoreline anywhere for a LONG time; but "The searchers all say they'd have made White Fish Bay if they'd put fifteen more miles behind her."
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