Lyric Learning: An Interdisciplinary Approach Using "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"
This song tells the true story about the shipwreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, an American Great Lakes freighter, that sank in a storm on Lake Superior on November 10, 1975. It took the lives of 29 men as they hauled iron ore from Wisconsin to Cleveland, Ohio through the Great Lakes. It was launched on June 7, 1958, and was the largest on the North American Great Lakes. For 17 years the Edmund Fitzgerald carried carried iron ore from the mines in Minnesota, to iron works in Det